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Including files using variables/data types instead of a filename string value

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Hi, I'm working on a website template, converting PHP code to JSP code. But I've come across a problem with including files using variables/data types instead of a filename string value.

With PHP that would look like this:
<?php $var = "filename"; ?>
/* and then later on below: */
<?php include($var); ?>

But a JSP equivalent of:
<% String var = "filename"; %>
/* and then later below: */
<%@ include file = var %>

doesn't work because the value must be in quotes unlike PHP. Is there a work around? Or do I have no choice in using variables/data types in this kind of situation?
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Question by:daluu
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by:knightEknight
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I don't know anything about PHP ... if it uses PERL or some other runtime scripting language, then there are things you can do with it that you will not be able to do with Java in JSP because the Java classes are compiled to (virtual) executables (class files) before runtime.  I don't know that much about JSP either, but I know you can't import a file that way in Java, so I doubt you can include one that way in JSP.
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by:cheekycj
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you can use vars in dynamic includes:
<jsp:include page<%= varname %>" flush="true" />

Static includes directives are preprocessed before scripting code executes so you cannot use variables there.

CJ
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oops the line of code should read:
<jsp:include page="<%= varname %>" flush="true" />

CJ
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by:knightEknight
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kewl.  ...learn something new every day.
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by:daluu
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thanks for the code, CJ. I actually overlooked that command.
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by:cheekycj
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np.

Thanx for the "A".
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