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After and before Advice Dosent Fire in spring

jatan bhavsar
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Joined: Jul 23, 2008
Posts: 297

I have made simple application which does the insert ,update and delete and works successfully now i would like to use AOP in the same application but couldnt achieve that.
Advice dosent fire in the web application as well it works properly from the stand alone application.I have add the code for the xml file here.Please help so i can continue learning with the spring..


On the edit method Advice will fire.

My DAO Class:

Interface is UserDAO which contains the prototype for the methods.. and Advice class is as follow:

It dosent work in the web application but when i execute it from the stand alone application like:

IT works fine so i am not aware how can i get the "businesslogicbean" (proxyinterface) to execute the Advice it works perfect in stand alone code which i added here.Can somebody guide me how can i solve the problem.
Any alternate solution.

Bill Gorder

Joined: Mar 07, 2010
Posts: 1682

You are learning from an old example. In newer versions of Spring your controllers should be the annotation based controllers (@Controller) and should not extend any Spring classes. Also the AOP paradigm has shifted and is now much easier than what you are trying to do here. Spring has introduced an AOP configuration namespace for XML and there is also the option of using AspectJ's annotation configuration. Either of these approaches are far easier to work with and less verbose. If I were you I would search for a more up to date example to learn from.


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Jordan Josh
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Joined: Aug 23, 2008
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Hi Bill,

Thank you for your kind reply but i am not using annotation in my application.. I will be thankful to you if you can guide me without annotation .

Bill Gorder

Joined: Mar 07, 2010
Posts: 1682

Well for an over simplified example with XML.

If you hit the controller the service will execute and the before advice will run resulting in the following output:

INFO : - Advice before the service
INFO : - Hello World!

I assume you are using STS, if you are create a new project from the spring-mvc project template that will generate the structure and the jsp and controller and most of the config. I started with this so you could easily reproduce it. I did change the spring version to 3.1.2

Now here is what I put in my root context


My Service interface and implementation

My advice


Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 46380
Moving to AOP forum.
I agree. Here's the link:
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