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Hi all

I have a jsp with a basic import statement at top:

<%@ page import="LoginBean"%>
<jsp:useBean id="loginBean" scope="session" class="LoginBean"/>

This class definately exists.

I can't figure out why tomcat returns the following error when I try to access that page:


org.apache.jasper.JasperException: Unable to compile class for JSP

Generated servlet error:
The import LoginBean cannot be resolved

An error occurred at line: 2 in the jsp file: /loginPage.jsp
Generated servlet error:
LoginBean cannot be resolved to a type


If I remove the import statement, the problem goes away

Any help appreciated.

Phil
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Question by:pmccar06
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by:girionis
ID: 17137116
Check to see if the LoginBean is in a package. if it is provide the fully qualified name of the package.
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by:CEHJ
ID: 17137117
Your class should normally be in a package
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by:objects
ID: 17137156
your class *must* be in a package
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by:objects
ID: 17137158
add a package statement to your class
move it to a directory that matches the package name
and include the package in the import
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by:mukundha_expert
ID: 17137334
class="packagename.LoginBean"
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by:mukundha_expert
ID: 17137345
even if the class is imported, fully qualified name is required in jsp:useBean tag
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by:Mayank S
ID: 17137928
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by:pmccar06
ID: 17145027
Hi guys

You have got me on the track, but I still have issues.  I created a folder called 'com' in the 'classes' folder for my application, and in the 'com' folder I placed another folder 'mypackage' in which I placed LoginBean.

LoginBean compiles ok as does my controller servlet that sets it.

Here is my bean:

package com.mypackage;

public class LoginBean
{
    // attributes
    String enteredUsername, enteredPassword, authenticatedUsername, message;

    // constructor method
    public LoginBean()
    {    
        enteredUsername = "";
        enteredPassword = "";
        authenticatedUsername = null;
        message = "";
    }

    // methods
    public void setEnteredUsername(String enteredUsername)
    {
        this.enteredUsername = enteredUsername;
    }
   
    public void setEnteredPassword (String enteredPassword)
    {
        this.enteredPassword = enteredPassword;
    }
   
    public void setAuthenticatedUsername (String authenticatedUsername)
    {
        this.authenticatedUsername = authenticatedUsername;
    }
   
    public void setMessage (String message)
    {
        this.message = message;
    }
   
    public String getEnteredUsername()
    {
        return enteredUsername;
    }
   
    public String getEnteredPassword()
    {
        return enteredPassword;
    }
   
    public String getAuthenticatedUsername()
    {
        return authenticatedUsername;
    }
   
    public String getMessage()
    {
        return message;
    }
}


Here is my servlet that sets this bean and calls the jsp

import java.io.*;
import javax.servlet.*;
import javax.servlet.http.*;
import java.sql.*;
import com.mypackage.*;

 
public class LoginHandler extends HttpServlet
{
   public void doGet
      (HttpServletRequest req, HttpServletResponse res)
                    throws ServletException, IOException
   {
      ServletContext context = getServletContext();
      String strUsername = req.getParameter("username");
      String strPassword = req.getParameter("password");
      HttpSession session=req.getSession(true);
     
      LoginBean loginBean = (LoginBean)session.getAttribute("loginBean");
      if (loginBean == null)
      {
         loginBean = new LoginBean();
         session.setAttribute("loginBean",loginBean);
      }
      loginBean.setEnteredUsername(strUsername);
      loginBean.setEnteredPassword(strPassword);      
         
     
      RequestDispatcher rd = context.getRequestDispatcher("/fo.jsp");
      rd.forward(req,res);      


   }

   public void doPost
      (HttpServletRequest req, HttpServletResponse res)
                    throws ServletException, IOException
   {
      doGet (req, res);
   }
}


Here is fo.jsp

<%@ page import="mypackage.LoginBean"%>
<jsp:useBean id="loginBean" class="mypackage.LoginBean" scope="session" />
<html>
<head>
<title>FO Page</title>
</head>
<body>
<h3 align="center"><font face="Arial">FO Page</font></h3>

</body>
</html>

I now the tomcat error message:

org.apache.jasper.JasperException: /fo.jsp(2,0) The value for the useBean class attribute mypackage.LoginBean is invalid.
      org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServletWrapper.handleJspException(JspServletWrapper.java:510)
      org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServletWrapper.service(JspServletWrapper.java:375)
      org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.serviceJspFile(JspServlet.java:314)
      org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.service(JspServlet.java:264)
      javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:802)
      LoginHandler.doGet(LoginHandler.java:30)
      LoginHandler.doPost(LoginHandler.java:39)
      javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:709)
      javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:802)

Have I got a class path issue?

Phil

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by:objects
objects earned 240 total points
ID: 17145046
should be

<%@ page import="com.mypackage.LoginBean"%>
<jsp:useBean id="loginBean" class="com.mypackage.LoginBean" scope="session" />
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Mayank S earned 260 total points
ID: 17145126
>> the 'com' folder I placed another folder 'mypackage' in which I placed LoginBean

Hope you mean LoginBean.class
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Author Comment

by:pmccar06
ID: 17150331
Hi guys

Thanks for all your help, all problems fixed, you guys rock!

Cheers Phil
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