JAVA Beans Error - Not sure what it means

I'm new to JAVA Beans and I'm having the following problem. Any ideas what could be wrong? It may be something very

simple that I do not yet know about. :)

Tomcat Server- 4.1.29
Red Hat Linux 9.0
Apache Server- 2.0.48
MySql-  3.23.58
JVM is also installed

I can create a JSP page, query a MySQL database and display it on a web page. But when I try this code:


<jsp:useBean id="user" scope="session" class="User"/>

<jsp:setProperty name="user" property="*"/>

<jsp:useBean id="db" scope="session" class="DB"/>

<jsp:setProperty name="db" property="cString" value="jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/worctest?user=oc2" />


I receive the error below. I don’t think it's not recognizing the USER class or the DB class, even though they are in the

same directory.



HTTP Status 500 -

 

type Exception report

 

message

 

description The server encountered an internal error () that prevented it from fulfilling this request.

 

exception

 

org.apache.jasper.JasperException: Unable to compile class for JSP

 

An error occurred at line: 37 in the jsp file: /members.jsp

 

Generated servlet error:

    [javac] Compiling 1 source file

 

/usr/local/jakarta-tomcat-4.1.29/work/Standalone/localhost/oc2/members_jsp.java:58: cannot resolve symbol symbol  : class

User

location: class org.apache.jsp.members_jsp

      User user = null;

      ^

 

 

 

An error occurred at line: 37 in the jsp file: /members.jsp

 

Generated servlet error:

/usr/local/jakarta-tomcat-4.1.29/work/Standalone/localhost/oc2/members_jsp.java:60: cannot resolve symbol symbol  : class

User

location: class org.apache.jsp.members_jsp

        user = (User) pageContext.getAttribute("user", PageContext.SESSION_SCOPE);

                ^

 

 

 

An error occurred at line: 37 in the jsp file: /members.jsp

 

Generated servlet error:

/usr/local/jakarta-tomcat-4.1.29/work/Standalone/localhost/oc2/members_jsp.java:63: cannot resolve symbol symbol  : class

User

location: class org.apache.jsp.members_jsp

            user = (User) java.beans.Beans.instantiate(this.getClass().getClassLoader(), "User");

                    ^

 

 

 

An error occurred at line: 39 in the jsp file: /members.jsp

 

Generated servlet error:

/usr/local/jakarta-tomcat-4.1.29/work/Standalone/localhost/oc2/members_jsp.java:75: cannot resolve symbol symbol  : class

DB

location: class org.apache.jsp.members_jsp

      DB db = null;

      ^

 

 

 

An error occurred at line: 39 in the jsp file: /members.jsp

 

Generated servlet error:

/usr/local/jakarta-tomcat-4.1.29/work/Standalone/localhost/oc2/members_jsp.java:77: cannot resolve symbol symbol  : class

DB

location: class org.apache.jsp.members_jsp

        db = (DB) pageContext.getAttribute("db", PageContext.SESSION_SCOPE);

              ^

 

 

 

An error occurred at line: 39 in the jsp file: /members.jsp

 

Generated servlet error:

/usr/local/jakarta-tomcat-4.1.29/work/Standalone/localhost/oc2/members_jsp.java:80: cannot resolve symbol symbol  : class

DB

location: class org.apache.jsp.members_jsp

            db = (DB) java.beans.Beans.instantiate(this.getClass().getClassLoader(), "DB");

                  ^

6 errors

 

 

      at org.apache.jasper.compiler.DefaultErrorHandler.javacError(DefaultErrorHandler.java:130)

      at org.apache.jasper.compiler.ErrorDispatcher.javacError(ErrorDispatcher.java:293)

      at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Compiler.generateClass(Compiler.java:353)

      at org.apache.jasper.compiler.Compiler.compile(Compiler.java:370)

      at org.apache.jasper.JspCompilationContext.compile(JspCompilationContext.java:473)

      at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServletWrapper.service(JspServletWrapper.java:190)

      at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.serviceJspFile(JspServlet.java:295)

      at org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.service(JspServlet.java:241)

      at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:853)

      at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:247)

      at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationFilterChain.java:193)

      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve.invoke(StandardWrapperValve.java:256)

      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:643)

      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline.invoke(StandardPipeline.java:480)

      at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.invoke(ContainerBase.java:995)

      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContextValve.invoke(StandardContextValve.java:191)

      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:643)

      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline.invoke(StandardPipeline.java:480)

      at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.invoke(ContainerBase.java:995)

      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.invoke(StandardContext.java:2417)

      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHostValve.invoke(StandardHostValve.java:180)

      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:643)

      at org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorDispatcherValve.invoke(ErrorDispatcherValve.java:171)

      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:641)

      at org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve.invoke(ErrorReportValve.java:172)

      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:641)

      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline.invoke(StandardPipeline.java:480)

      at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.invoke(ContainerBase.java:995)

      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngineValve.invoke(StandardEngineValve.java:174)

      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline$StandardPipelineValveContext.invokeNext(StandardPipeline.java:643)

      at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline.invoke(StandardPipeline.java:480)

      at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.invoke(ContainerBase.java:995)

      at org.apache.coyote.tomcat4.CoyoteAdapter.service(CoyoteAdapter.java:193)

      at org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Processor.process(Http11Processor.java:781)

      at org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Protocol$Http11ConnectionHandler.processConnection(Http11Protocol.java:549)

      at org.apache.tomcat.util.net.TcpWorkerThread.runIt(PoolTcpEndpoint.java:589)

      at org.apache.tomcat.util.threads.ThreadPool$ControlRunnable.run(ThreadPool.java:666)

      at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:534)

 

Apache Tomcat/4.1.29

 

hschechterAsked:
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anthony_castillonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Did you include the User and DB classes in the import attribute of the page directive?  As in,

<%@ page import="" %>

In your <jsp:useBean>,  you should have the full class name of DB & User in the 'class' attribute, as in,
 <jsp:useBean id="user" class="com.my.package.User">  ....</jsp:useBean>
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kennethxuCommented:
you need pacakge name in the class attribute, e.g.:
<jsp:useBean id="user" scope="session" class="com.mycorp.User"/>

also, here is the general rules to make you bean to work:
1) make "package mypackage" as the first line of MyBean.java
2) make sure MyBean class is public. i.e. "public class MyBean " 
3) compile MyBean.java into MyBean.class. put MyBean.class in WEB-INF\classes\mypackage. i.e. "javac -d {path}/WEB-INF/classes MyBean.java"
4) make sure everybody have permission to read the class file and dir path. and make sure directory/file name in exact case, check this in a DOS window.
5) include "<jsp:useBean id="db" class="mypackage.MyBean"/>" in a very simple jsp page.
6) restart the server.
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hschechterAuthor Commented:
Hmm... that doesn't seem to be getting it going. I'll try again and post the results.
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kennethxuCommented:
is your bean in a package? did you followed the steps that described above? of cause, you need to change the mypackage and MyBean to the real package and bean name.

if you still have problem, let me know your result of each step.
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kennethxuCommented:
what's the outcome and why a B grade?
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hschechterAuthor Commented:
Your solution was on the correct track, but we were ultimately able to find the issue ourselves.
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kennethxuCommented:
we would like to understand what was the issue so it will help other as well as us.
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