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action forward to servlet

Chris Pat
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Joined: Aug 27, 2005
Posts: 156
Hello
Is/how it possible to forward from a action to a servlet at another url and preserve the parameters and session objects? I am doing all the processing in the Action and just simply need to send a data stream back. I can do it with servlets, but cant seem to do it with an action and a servlet. Can someone help me understand? tia.
Dom Lassy
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Joined: May 05, 2006
Posts: 181
In your action create a new action forward with the url and parameters you want to send, then set redirect to true.

EDIT:
You can't send the session with this method.
[ April 30, 2007: Message edited by: Dom Lassy ]
Leandro Melo
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Joined: Mar 27, 2004
Posts: 401
Hi.

From the action, you could use the getRequestDispatcher (it's in the ServletRequest interface). Then, you forward to the desired servlet. From inside a serlvet, you have access to the session and can retrieve any objects you want.

If you still have questions, please post your code. And make sure that what you're doing really makes sense. Usually, you shoudn't forward a request to a servlet from your action.
[ April 30, 2007: Message edited by: Leandro Melo ]

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