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i am doing a 3 tier online banking system and am using mysql servlets jsp and html. when a user logs on i need to display their balance in a textbox. but i dont know the code to display the balance, also where should it go, in the servlet or in the jsp.
any reply would be great
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This is an excellent resource describing everything from Java installation to database connectivity:
http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialTomcat.html

It also features links (at the end of the page) to more information about the subjects covered and books if you care to buy one.

Hope this helps,


Esopo.
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Wesley,

While I am not sure of the syntax you will use in your scenario as I work with coldfusion, here is how you can display your database data once you know the string to output your data:

This is a normal text field in a form, with an initial value of "test":

<input name="email" type="text" id="email" value="test" size="40">

You could do:

1.   Set a variable equal to the balance of the user.

2.   <input name="email" type="text" id="email" value="*CODE TO OUTPUT VARIABLE HERE*" size="40">

Sorry I don't have specifics for your situation, but this may help some.

Cheers,

Jason
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