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jstl-el problem

 
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Hi friends,

I want to test on the size of a list;

the folllowing didn't work:



i get error mentioning

javax.servlet.jsp.el.ELException: The "." operator was supplied with an index value of type "java.lang.String" to be applied to a List or array, but that value cannot be converted to an integer.



Any idea on how this can be done?
 
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Hi,

What is your listName type .??

 
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this listName is a arraylist
 
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vijay shanker wrote:


Unfortunately, you can't do this using EL, the right part after DOT is either bean property or hash map key.
Use JSTL <fn:length()>.
 
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Hi there,

then what should be solution if i need to get such functionality
 
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Two possible solutions
- the empty keyword
- the fn:length function (not available in JSTL1.0)

 
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Vijay,

Use <c:when test="${empty listName}" > to check the size is 0.

If you want to check for other values (size > 0 ) , put this ArrayList in a bean and in bean define size property and set size property to ArrayList.size and use it as EL in JSP.
 
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Stefan beat me !!
 
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you can use [] operator instead of . operator
Using this you can use ArrayList and Arrays in EL.
 
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you can use [] operator instead of . operator



how would that helps the current problem?
 
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Balu Sadhasivam wrote:

you can use [] operator instead of . operator

how would that helps the current problem?


May be he wants to suggest something like this,

Bust this shouldn't be the approach
 
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Actually I am thinking he want want value from ArrayList,
But he want size of arrayList, I thing we can not get size of arraylist in EL.
Of course we can do Like,
List is empty ${list[0] == null}
but as Sagar says, that is not correct approach because arrayList can contain null 0th element.
 
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