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JSP textboxes

Posted on 2006-04-21
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Last Modified: 2008-03-17
In JSP, how do I extract the value of a textbox and assign it to a variable?

<INPUT type=text name='EffectiveDate' size=8>

I want to assign whatever gets entered in this textbox to an variable called effDateVal.

Please let me know.

Question by:vgirijanaidu
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Ryan Chong earned 1000 total points
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After you form is posted, you can get the textbox's value by using request.getParameter method, like:

      String effDateVal = (request.getParameter("EffectiveDate")==null?"":request.getParameter("EffectiveDate").toString().trim());
      out.println("effDateVal = " + effDateVal);
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InteractiveMind earned 1000 total points
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(BTW, there's no need for the 'toString()' call—as HttpServletRequest#getParameter() returns a String as it is).

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