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Problem using Spring bind

Elie Hirschman
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Joined: Dec 15, 2005
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I am using Spring to handle an update form with multiple rows.
The form jsp displays multiple lines of a format like this:
CustomerID PriceList Month Amount

...where amount is an input text box.
Since Spring allows POJOs as the command objects, I was assigning the results of this form to a Java.util.List. Unfortunately, when it came to to display validation errors in the Jsp, I found I could not figure out how to directly bind to any field that incurred an error (say, numeric format)- THey are all unnamed fields in a List!
Do I need to start over or is there a good way of handling multiple input fields in a Spring form?
(FYI- using a SimpleFormController with validations happening in onBindAndValidate)
Elie Hirschman
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Joined: Dec 15, 2005
Posts: 37
I have tried to implement the suggestions from this blog:
Guide to Porting Struts to Spring
but to no real advantage.
Elie Hirschman
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Joined: Dec 15, 2005
Posts: 37
The answer to this had to do with creating a list in the command object to handle all the fields.
Each field had to be named, and named dynamically, as there was no way to know how many input boxes were going to be displayed as a result of the query. So here is what was done:
Sonny Gill
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Thanks for sharing the solution, Elie. Cheers.

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