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struts action - forward to file dialog

Posted on 2004-09-16
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I am wanting to open an excell file from the Struts action class

My code in the Sruts action class looks as follows:
ActionForward af = new ActionForward("/userdata/test.xls");

It opens a dialog box.

My problem is the name of the file(instead of test.xls) is the name of the .do function called from my JSP to run this action.
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in your action, can you do:

  response.setContentType( "application/xls" ) ;

then write the excel file to the stream you get from

  response.getOutputStream() ;

?
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you could do a redirect

response.sendRedirect("userdata/test.xls");

or just have whatever link you're using point directly to the file.
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Say, the date on this question is more than two weeks old.  Should it be closed due to author inactivity?
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> or just have whatever link you're using point directly to the file.

You will have to check that you have the correct mime-type in server.xml for this to work, but it should work too :-)

>  Say, the date on this question is more than two weeks old.  Should it be closed due to author inactivity?

Probably ;-)  Hehehe, I imagine there will be a flurry of cleanup activity sometime this month :-D
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