Query from url string?

Hello,

  I have a problem, probably is pretty simple. I generate page using the code below. It makes links to ProbId's. These ProbId's are in my DB and when a user clicks on the link it should then generate another page using the ID number I embedded into the link. How do I make that part work?  Would I make a second java class to handle this or within this same class? Please give an example based on this example.

import java.io.*;
import java.util.*;
import java.sql.*;
import javax.servlet.*;
import javax.servlet.http.*;

public class ShowLinks extends HttpServlet {
     public void doGet(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response)
     throws IOException, ServletException {
          try {

               Class.forName("oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver");
               String url = "jdbc:oracle:thin:@site:1521:webSite";
               Connection con = DriverManager.getConnection(url, "SYS", "CHANGEME");
               Statement stmt1 = con.createStatement();
               ResultSet rs1;    

               response.setContentType("text/html");
               PrintWriter out = response.getWriter();
               out.println("<html>");
               out.println("<body>");
               out.println("<head>");
               out.println("<title>Servlet demo</title>");
               out.println("</head>");
               out.println("<body>");
               out.println("<h3><Center>Show data.</Center></h3>");
               //Show data
               out.println("<table border=1>");
               // Create Header Row
               out.println("<TR>");
               out.println("<TD><B>No</B></TD>");
               out.println("<TD><B>ProbID</B></TD>");
               out.println("<TD><B>Name</B></TD>");
               out.println("<TD><B>Entry Date</B></TD>");
               out.println("<TD><B>Modify Date</B></TD>");
               out.println("</TR>");
               

               String Val = new String();
               rs1 = stmt1.executeQuery("Select NO, Probid, name, ENTRYDATE, TO_CHAR(MODIFYDATE,'MM/DD/YYYY')From tbl_1 ");

               while(rs1.next())
               {
                    out.println("<TR>");
                    Val = rs1.getString(1);
                    out.println("     <TD>" + Val + "</TD>");
                    Val = rs1.getString(2);
                    out.println("     <TD><a href='www.site.com/?ID='" + Val + ">" + Val + "</a></TD>");
                    Val = rs1.getString(3);
                    out.println("     <TD>" + Val + "</TD>");
                    Val = rs1.getString(4);
                    out.println("     <TD>" + Val + "</TD>");
                    Val = rs1.getString(5);
                    out.println("     <TD>" + Val + "</TD>");
                    Val = rs1.getString(6);
                    out.println("     <TD>" + Val + "</TD>");
                    Val = rs1.getString(7);
                    out.println("     <TD>" + Val + "</TD>");
                    Val = rs1.getString(8);
                    out.println("     <TD>" + Val + "</TD>");
                    out.println("</TR>");
                  }
               out.println("</table>");
               out.println("</body>");
               out.println("</html>");
          }
          catch (IOException e)
          {
               System.out.println(e);
          }
          catch (SQLException e)
          {
                       e.printStackTrace();
          }
          catch (Exception e)
          {
                       e.printStackTrace();
          }    
     }
}
MrErrorAsked:
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objectsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You can just use request.getParameter("ID") to retrieve the ID value, and the rest is along the lines of what you've already done in your existing servlet.
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objectsCommented:
> Would I make a second java class to handle this or
> within this same class?

It depends on what the second page is doing/displaying.
It can be implemented as either depending on your needs, but from the sounds of it a second servlet would be best.
This servlet would get the ID value from the servlet context, make the required database query and output the results.
If you were doing it in the same servlet then you would check for the ID value in the context, and if it is present then handle as I described above, and if it was not prenet then generate the list as you have already done.
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MrErrorAuthor Commented:
Objects,

Yes I think a second class would be excellent. The info would be more details about the problem that occured. How it was resolved who handled it etc... Could you should how this second class would look like? It would have a very similiar table appearance like the first page. The part I am most confused by is how this second class will use the url which has the problem Id contained within it for the Sql.

-MrError
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MrErrorAuthor Commented:
So would I put inside the links a call to the second servlet say it is called Getlink... then the first class would make the links like this:

out.println("<TD><a href='www.site.com/GetLink?ID='" + Val + ">" + Val + "</a></TD>");

This then calls GetLink servlet? Does this look right?

GetServlet uses the ID like this:

import java.io.*;
import java.util.*;
import java.sql.*;
import javax.servlet.*;
import javax.servlet.http.*;

public class GetLink extends HttpServlet {
    public void doGet(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response)
    throws IOException, ServletException {
         try {

           Class.forName("oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver");
              String url = "jdbc:oracle:thin:@site:1521:webSite";
              Connection con = DriverManager.getConnection(url, "SYS", "CHANGEME");
              Statement stmt1 = con.createStatement();
              ResultSet rs1;    

              response.setContentType("text/html");
              PrintWriter out = response.getWriter();
              out.println("<html>");
              out.println("<body>");
              out.println("<head>");
              out.println("<title>Servlet demo page2</title>");
              out.println("</head>");
              out.println("<body>");
              out.println("<h3><Center>Show detail</Center></h3>");
              //Show data
              out.println("<table border=1>");
              // Create Header Row
              out.println("<TR>");
              out.println("<TD><B>ProbID</B></TD>");
              out.println("<TD><B>Name</B></TD>");
              out.println("<TD><B>Desc</B></TD>");
              out.println("</TR>");
             
          PId = request.getParameter("ID");

              String Val = new String();
              rs1 = stmt1.executeQuery("Select Probid, fixedby, desc From tbl_2 where ProbId ="+ PId);

              while(rs1.next())
              {
                   out.println("<TR>");
                   Val = rs1.getString(1);
                   out.println("     <TD>" + Val + "</TD>");
                   Val = rs1.getString(2);
             out.println("     <TD>" + Val + "</TD>");
                   Val = rs1.getString(3);
                   out.println("     <TD>" + Val + "</TD>");
                   out.println("</TR>");
                 }
              out.println("</table>");
              out.println("</body>");
              out.println("</html>");
         }
         catch (IOException e)
         {
              System.out.println(e);
         }
         catch (SQLException e)
         {
                      e.printStackTrace();
         }
         catch (Exception e)
         {
                      e.printStackTrace();
         }    
    }
}
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objectsCommented:
Looks about right to me :)
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MrErrorAuthor Commented:
ok.. I have my second page being called now. Getlink shows up, the string was slightly wrong but this is correct:

out.println("     <TD><a href='http://www.site.com:8080/GetLink?ID=" +Val+ "'>" +Val+ "</a></TD>");

thank you for the help.

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objectsCommented:
No worries.
Thanks for the points :)
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