How to set a form select object with a value?

need to set one of the form options as selected - these options are comming from db an I want to set the option the user prevoius selected with a value i have stored in a string!



%>
                  <select name="countryOptions">
                      <%
                            try
                            {
                        String countryname;
                        while(rs.next())
                                   {
                                    countryname = rs.getString(1);
                              %>
                        <option>
                        <%=countryname%>
                        </option>
                        <%
                                   }
                      }
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arnon81Commented:
String selected="USA";
%>


<select name="countryOptions">
       <%
              try
              {
                  String countryname;
                  while(rs.next())
                  {
                        countryname = rs.getString(1);
                        if (countryname.trim().equalsIgnoreCase(selected))
                        {
                        %>
                                          
                                          <option SELECTED>
                                                <%=countryname%>
                                          </option>
                        <%
                        else
                        {
                                          <option>
                                                <%=countryname%>
                                          </option>
                        }
                 }
              }
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arnon81Commented:
oops typo..missing parantheses here's the correct one

<%
String selected="USA";
%>


<select name="countryOptions">
       <%
              try
              {
                  String countryname;
                  while(rs.next())
                  {
                        countryname = rs.getString(1);
                        if (countryname.trim().equalsIgnoreCase(selected))
                        {
                        %>
                                          
                                          <option SELECTED>
                                                <%=countryname%>
                                          </option>
                        <%
                        }
                        else
                        {
                                          <option>
                                                <%=countryname%>
                                          </option>
                        }
                 }
              }
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climbingjaffaAuthor Commented:
Thanks arnon :-) worked a treat!
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