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Want to display the name of the user in my JSP form!

Posted on 2006-03-21
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Last Modified: 2010-04-01
Hi Experts, I'm using JSP for my form and struts as a framework. In each JSP page i want to display the user's name as soon as the user logins(such as welcome "User Name") , it will take him to another page and so on, but each page should display that line ----> Welcome "user name".
But the problem is, each user logs in with the pin number instead of the actual name...How to tackle this problem?
Question by:KirtipurItagol
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fargo earned 800 total points
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when the user logs in, can you get the user_name information from the database?

Say suppose, you get the user_name information from database, you can then keep this user_name in session.

Moreover for all the pages, you can either use some kind of template like Sitemesh

you can have a jsp which gets included in all the jsps.

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Siva Prasanna Kumar earned 1200 total points
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yes i agree with fargo,

You just need to get the username from the datbase based on th login in pin.
later set it as a session attribute & use it for dispalying the name in all the JSPs but just using a session.getAtttibute.

and also the idea of using a local include in all files just to diaplay username sounds good too as it will avoid lots of code duplication as the name is being displayed in all the JSPs.
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by:Siva Prasanna Kumar
Siva Prasanna Kumar earned 1200 total points
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And one more thing please do a null check before displaying "Welcome User" else it come like "Welcome Null" i had seen one such thing in a major website so i don't want you to get something like that.
try have code some thing like


so tht this shows the user name like "Welcome shiva," or just "Welcome,".

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This is really not fair. You put me into the assisted answer, while mine is the one who answered your question.
shivaspk has just repeated my comments.


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