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enum in JSP EL & JSTL

Shailesh Narkhede
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Hi All,

I want to use enum in jsp using EL & JSTL, below is code,



above code OWN is hardcoded string in EL,
Instead of using hardcoded string want to use a enum PaymentOerationType having all possible values of payment type.
I am not able to use PaymentOerationType.OWN directly in EL.

How can I deal with emuns in EL or JSTL?

Thanks,
Shailesh
Bear Bibeault
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You cannot directly access the enum. What you can dois to use the values() method of the enum to gather the enum values into a Map or List and use it on the page by placing it in request scope.


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Shailesh Narkhede
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Hi Bear,

Thanks for reply.

It worked way you told, but just one question in my mind why EL or JSTL does not support a enum?

Bear Bibeault
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Dunno. They didn't consult me during the specification phase.
Shailesh Narkhede
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:) I was thinking might be some technical reason for that you might know.
anyways thanks.
 
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