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Displaying a table in JSP using JSTL tags

p hasini
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Joined: Oct 24, 2009
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1. I have a JSP page which should display a table with 2 columns : Code and Role
2. The data to be displayed in these 2 columns comes from a servlet which calls a DAO class.
3. The DAO class executes a select query and retrieves the data from database table and sets the data in an Arraylist jobList.
4.The ArrayList is passed back to the controller.
5. How do I display the values in this ArrayList as a table using the JTSL tags in the JSP.

Please let me know if I were to use ,<c:forEach> tag,how do I set the values using this tag.

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Where is your code? What problems are you having with it?

Please ShowSomeEffort rather than expect the forum to provide you with code.

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p hasini
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Joined: Oct 24, 2009
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1.Input jsp page:

2. Javascript:

3. Conroller: Spring MVC framework

The above abcList contains the list of values

4. This modaltarget is configured in tiles-config.xml, file which routes the output jsp page

5.The service layer which returns an Arraylist calls Dao class

6. Dao class:
This class contains the JDBC logic select query to retrieve the data from the database table.The data Code and Role columns are added to a VO object and added to a Arraylist.

7. The business logic is fine.But I have modaltarget.jsp page which must display the retrieved values from Dao as a table ,as a list of values in a table using JSTL.

I cannot hardcode te values as shown above.I have to display the retrieved values from Dao from an ArrayList into this jsp.
Since I am new to JSTL,how do I output the values onto the jsp page using JSTL tags.
Kumaravadivel Subramani
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Joined: Jul 05, 2008
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Check out the url given below for sample JSTL creation program with necessary steps. JSTL

No pain, No gain.
OCJP 1.6
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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