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Confusion with logic:iterate tag

 
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Hello all,
i know, at least in this forum i will get the answer........
here is the very basic question,but unfortunately i am unable to find out the mistake
as per my knowledge we can iterate collection in 2 ways (may be more..).

1st one is like :

a) set the collection in request as attribute in Action class
b) get the same in jsp

java.util.ArrayList employeeList = (java.util.ArrayList)request.getAttribute("employeeList");

c) then iterate it in jsp
<logic:iterate collection="<%=employeeList%>" id="emp" type="com.risl.beans.Employee">
<tr>
<td><bean:write name="emp" property="empId"/></td>
...............
</tr>
</logic:iterate>

the second one is like
a) make one form-property as collection with getter-setter
b) populate it with data in Action Class
c) then iterate it in jsp

<logic:iterate collection="employeeList" id="emp" type="com.risl.beans.Employee">
<tr>
<td><bean:write name="emp" property="empId"/></td>
...............
</tr>
</logic:iterate>

the question (more like a confusion) is in my projects ,only the 1st one works well.
i have tries a lot for 2nd way......but it always throws exception as
"cannot create iterator for this collection".

Can any one help me out ?

[for info i am using netbeans 5.5.1 with struts1.2.9 and tomcat 5.5.17]
 
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Have a look at the iterate tag documentation. You don't use the collection attribute to identify a bean and a getter/setter. You use name and property.
 
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Ok,
i will check.
[ March 21, 2008: Message edited by: vijay saraf ]
 
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<logic:iterate collection="employeeList" id="emp" type="com.risl.beans.Employee">


Above need to be changed, it is wrong. If your collection is form variable you need to give like this

<logic:iterate id="var" name="formName" property="formProperty" type="">
<logic:iterate>

HTH
 
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thanks a lot both of you.
its now working.
 
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