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I am trying to check if an image exists inanother application, if yes then show it otherwise don't show it.
I tried the below code but it is not working. It jst shows no image for all.

Any help will be greatly appreciated

<%
      file = new File("http://www.ccim.com/services/member/profile/pictures/"+next_record.getMember_ID()+".jpg");
      out.print(file);
      if(file.exists()){
%>
           <td nowrap width = '33%' align = 'right'>
                   <img src ="http://www.ccim.com/services/member/profile/pictures/<%=next_record.getMember_ID()%>.jpg" width="52" height="75">
           </td>
<%
       }else{
%>
                                                             
             <td nowrap width = '33%' align = 'right'>
           </td>
                                                            
<%
       }
%>
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when I print the file it prints this out.print(file)
http:\www.ccim.com\services\member\profile\pictures\08914062.jpg (this is an image)
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http:\www.ccim.com\services\member\profile\pictures\00008477.jpg 
http:\www.ccim.com\services\member\profile\pictures\04688171.jpg 
http:\www.ccim.com\services\member\profile\pictures\06264205.jpg 
http:\www.ccim.com\services\member\profile\pictures\08901225.jpg 
http:\www.ccim.com\services\member\profile\pictures\08914062.jpg
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Question by:huzefaq
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enachemc earned 1400 total points
ID: 17138825
Try to Open a HTTP connection to that file. If you receive a 404 status response, it means that the image does not exist.
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by:Kuldeepchaturvedi
Kuldeepchaturvedi earned 600 total points
ID: 17138967
instead of doing
file = new File("http://www.ccim.com/services/member/profile/pictures/"+next_record.getMember_ID()+".jpg");

you should do..

URL img = new URL("http://www.ccim.com/services/member/profile/pictures/"+next_record.getMember_ID()+".jpg");
try{
HttpURLConnection con = img.getConnection();
if(con.getResponseCode!=HttpURLConnection.HTTP_NOT_FOUND)
//image exist
else
//image does not exist
}
catch(IOException e)
{
//image does not exist
}

P.S. Please note that it is just an elaboration of what enachemc is saying in previous post.
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by:huzefaq
ID: 17139356
Thanks guys but I am getting an error when i try this code

this is what I tried
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<%@ page import="java.net.URL" %>
.
.
.

<%
URL img = new URL("http://www.ccim.com/services/member/profile/pictures/"+next_record.getMember_ID()+".jpg");
      try{
            HttpURLConnection con = img.getConnection();
            if(con.getResponseCode!=HttpURLConnection.HTTP_NOT_FOUND){ %>
                  <td nowrap width = '33%' align = 'right'>
                        <img src ="http://www.ccim.com/services/member/profile/pictures/<%=next_record.getMember_ID()%>.jpg" width="52" height="75">
                  </td>
            <%}else{ %>
                  <td nowrap width = '33%' align = 'right'></td>
            <% }
        }
      catch(IOException e)
      { %>
              <td nowrap width = '33%' align = 'right'></td>  
       <% }%>

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I get this error
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Unable to compile class for JSP

An error occurred at line: 127 in the jsp file: /templates_public/member_search_results.jsp
Generated servlet error:
HttpURLConnection cannot be resolved to a type

An error occurred at line: 127 in the jsp file: /templates_public/member_search_results.jsp
Generated servlet error:
The method getConnection() is undefined for the type URL

An error occurred at line: 127 in the jsp file: /templates_public/member_search_results.jsp
Generated servlet error:
HttpURLConnection.HTTP_NOT_FOUND cannot be resolved to a type

An error occurred at line: 139 in the jsp file: /templates_public/member_search_results.jsp
Generated servlet error:
IOException cannot be resolved to a type

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Expert Comment

by:enachemc
ID: 17139410
it's java.net.HttpURLConnection.
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Author Comment

by:huzefaq
ID: 17139444
I changed the import to

<%@ page import="java.net.*" %>

but I still get these error

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

An error occurred at line: 127 in the jsp file: /templates_public/member_search_results.jsp
Generated servlet error:
The method getConnection() is undefined for the type URL

An error occurred at line: 127 in the jsp file: /templates_public/member_search_results.jsp
Generated servlet error:
con.getResponseCode cannot be resolved or is not a field

An error occurred at line: 139 in the jsp file: /templates_public/member_search_results.jsp
Generated servlet error:
IOException cannot be resolved to a type

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LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:enachemc
ID: 17139493
HttpURLConnection con = new HttpURLConnection(img);
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Author Comment

by:huzefaq
ID: 17139719
Thanks, I changed the line but it still gives error

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

An error occurred at line: 127 in the jsp file: /templates_public/member_search_results.jsp
Generated servlet error:
Cannot instantiate the type HttpURLConnection

An error occurred at line: 127 in the jsp file: /templates_public/member_search_results.jsp
Generated servlet error:
con.getResponseCode cannot be resolved or is not a field

An error occurred at line: 139 in the jsp file: /templates_public/member_search_results.jsp
Generated servlet error:
IOException cannot be resolved to a type

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LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:enachemc
ID: 17139767
sorry about that. Use :

HttpURLConnection con = (HttpURLConnection )img.openConnection();
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Author Comment

by:huzefaq
ID: 17139866
no pro.

but it still gives this error. It looks like I need to import a java class for IOException. Would you know which one to import. thanks

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

An error occurred at line: 139 in the jsp file: /templates_public/member_search_results.jsp
Generated servlet error:
IOException cannot be resolved to a type



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Expert Comment

by:enachemc
ID: 17139892
java.io.IOException
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Author Comment

by:huzefaq
ID: 17140006
it works.  Thanks
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