Struts form - validation

Hai,

Is onchange="this.form.submit();" in SELECT tag allowable for Struts form? But it always shows JS errors for me.

If it is allowed(hopefully):
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I have a form with 2 text fields an two dynamic SELECTION boxes. Struts FormBean validates the textfields such that it should not empty. If it is empty, an error message saying that 'Field1 is Empty".

What i want is: If onchange="this.form.submit();" event occurs for one selection box, this error message should not display.

Is it possible or any other solutions?

Thanks.
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sangeethaAsked:
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boonlengCommented:
Ok... it seems like you didnt use the struts validator.
then it should be

public void validate(...) {
    if (getIsValidate) {
        //perform validation
    }
}
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boonlengCommented:
Try the following code by added a javascript varible to identify whether need to call struts validation.

<script>
var isValidate = true;
</script>

<html:form action="/sample.do" method="post" onsubmit="return (isValidate)? validateForm(this) : true">
    ....
    <html:select property="country" onchange="isValidate=false; this.form.submit()">
    ....  
    </html:select>
    <html:submit property="insert" styleClass="button">submit</html:submit>
</html:form>

<html:javascript formName="sampleForm" method="validateForm" dynamicJavascript="true" staticJavascript="false"/>
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sangeethaAuthor Commented:
Any idea why this Struts Form shows JS error (Object not found) :

<tr>

<td> Department </td>

<td colspan="3" >
  <html:select property="department" onchange="this.form.submit()">
    <html:option value="">Department A </html:option>
    <html:option value="">Department B </html:option>
  </html:select>
</td>

</tr>
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appariCommented:
try

<html:select property="department" onchange="document.f1.submit()">

change f1 to your form name

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sangeethaAuthor Commented:
my fault...after changing the action name appropriately, i am able to run onchange="this.form.submit()" now.

boonleng,

i tried:

..  onsubmit="return (isValidate)? validateForm(this) : true">

but still the same problem.

could you please explain me  what is that validateForm(this)? Is that refers to Struts Form.

Thanks
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boonlengCommented:
You are using struts javascript validator or the struts ValidatorForm?
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boonlengCommented:
The above code i gave is based on struts javascript validator. If you are using the ValidatorForm the try the following code by adding a field as indicator in form bean and overwrite the validate() method.

JSP page:
<html:form action="/sample.do" method="post">
    <html:hidden property="isValidate"/>
    <html:select property="country" onchange="this.form['isValidate'].value=false; this.form.submit()">
    ....  
    </html:select>
    <html:submit property="insert" styleClass="button">submit</html:submit>
</html:form>

Form Bean:

private boolean isValidate = true;

// your getter & setter

public ActionErrors validate(ActionMapping arg0, HttpServletRequest arg1) {
    if (getIsValidate) {
        return super.validate(arg0, arg1);
    }
    return null;
}
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sangeethaAuthor Commented:
I use public void validate(....) in my form-bean to validate the fields.
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sangeethaAuthor Commented:
Ok...i will try that.
Could you please tell me why i get this error when i submit the form:

javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: Cannot find bean error in any scope
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sangeethaAuthor Commented:
Ok..i got it....
Thanks.
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Oliver_DornaufCommented:
sangeetha, first you should not submit a from if the field contents change. Use a button to submit a form.

To use the struts validator you have to specyfy the plugin in your web.xml.

<plug-in className="org.apache.struts.validator.ValidatorPlugIn">
<set-property property="pathnames" value="/WEB-INF/validator-rules.xml,    /WEB-INF/validation.xml"/>
</plug-in>

Take a closer look at the struts documentation:

http://struts.apache.org/userGuide/building_view.html#form_validation
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