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Struts2 file upload to a specific path

sreenivas jeenor
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Joined: Jan 09, 2005
Posts: 125

i am using file upload interceptor for file uploads.
If i mention a static path the file is getting stored in that location. if i mention the path using context.getRealPath("/"); it is storing in eclipse workshop internal .
folders.The Eclipse workspace is in D: folder. My application name is Struts2proj and the actual file should be stored in Struts2proj/Images.
but when i print the filepath it is showing in this way " D:\Workspace\.metadata\.plugins\org.eclipse.wst.server.core\tmp0\wtpwebapps\Struts2proj\Images"

here is the code


import javax.servlet.ServletContext;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import org.apache.struts2.ServletActionContext;
import org.apache.struts2.interceptor.ServletRequestAware;
import org.apache.struts2.util.ServletContextAware;

import com.opensymphony.xwork2.ActionSupport;

public class FileUploadAction extends ActionSupport implements ServletContextAware,
ServletRequestAware {
private File userImage;
private String userImageContentType;
private String userImageFileName;

private HttpServletRequest servletRequest;
// ServletContext context = ServletActionContext.getServletContext();
ServletContext context;

public void setServletContext(ServletContext context) {
this.context = context;

public String execute() {
try {

String filePath = context.getRealPath("/")+"Images";

System.out.println("Server path:" + filePath);

File fileToCreate = new File(filePath, this.userImageFileName);

FileUtils.copyFile(this.userImage, fileToCreate);

} catch (Exception e) {

return INPUT;
return SUCCESS;

public File getUserImage() {
return userImage;

public void setUserImage(File userImage) {
this.userImage = userImage;

public String getUserImageContentType() {
return userImageContentType;

public void setUserImageContentType(String userImageContentType) {
this.userImageContentType = userImageContentType;

public String getUserImageFileName() {
return userImageFileName;

public void setUserImageFileName(String userImageFileName) {
this.userImageFileName = userImageFileName;

public void setServletRequest(HttpServletRequest servletRequest) {
this.servletRequest = servletRequest;


help me out

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