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Posted on 2004-09-16
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I got this method from an older jsp question:

public static String getCookieValue(String cookieName) {
     Cookie[] theCookies = request.getCookies();
     if (theCookies != null) {
        for (int i =0; i< cookies.length; i++) {
           Cookie currentCookie = theCookies[i];
           if (currentCookie.getName().equalsIgnoreCase(cookieName)
            return currentCookie.getValue();
           }
        }
   return null;
}

but when I try to use it, I get an error on the line:


     Cookie[] theCookies = request.getCookies();

that says package request does not exist.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
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you should have import javax.servlet.http.*; and request defined, something like:

import javax.servlet.http.*;

public static String getCookieValue(String cookieName, HttpServletRequest request) {
    Cookie[] theCookies = request.getCookies();
    if (theCookies != null) {
        for (int i =0; i< theCookies.length; i++) {
            Cookie currentCookie = theCookies[i];
            if (currentCookie.getName().equalsIgnoreCase(cookieName))
                 return currentCookie.getValue();
            }
        }
    return null;
}
   
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I do :(
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by:ramazanyich
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In your original method you access non-static variable request from static method.
So you should provide request as parameter for yur method:
public static String getCookieValue(String cookieName, HttpServletRequest request){
//...your code
}
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Excellent, thank you.

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I dont understand..i showed the same in my code and explained it as "request defined"

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You are absolutely correct, it's my fault I didn't read it properly.
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