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How to assign value to my checkbox if it is unchecked

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Hi Experts,

I have table in a form and the table has many rows.

In each row I have check box its name is name = "issueItem1" .. it could be issueItem2 or 3 .. according to the row index.

When it is checked, the value = "issue<%= i %>" .. Where i is the row index , but  if the check box is unchecked it gives me null value in my Servlet

here is my tag:

<td class = "td"><input type="checkbox" name="checkIssue<%=i%>" value="issue<%=i%>"></td>

so how I can assign value to my checkbox if it is unchecked?

any idea ? .. =)
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Question by:Sh_Rashed
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by:HonorGod
ID: 18028375
 The code that you show appears to be PHP, which is code to be executed on the server.  At the time this code is executed (on the server), the checkbox can have no value.  So, I'm confused (which is nothing new).

  Can you "view source" on your browser, to see what the code looks like there?
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by:enachemc
ID: 18028405
you cannot do that. Try to use some other HTML control (two radio buttons, a select box).
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by:Sh_Rashed
ID: 18028513
I am using jsp and servlet .. I need to send the form to the Servlet .. BUT if the check box is unchecked , it sends null value

I need the value of checkbox " When it is checked" to be YES else NO..
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enachemc earned 750 total points
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I understoot that. But the behaviour of the checkbox is to not send anything back to the server if it is not checked. If you realy want to send yes or no, use two radio buttons or a select box with the two values.
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by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 18028605
If you insist (but you really should change the logic of the jsp):

<%
String[] checks = new String[maxCheckboxes];
String checkVal = "";
for (int i=0;i<maxCheckboxes;i++) {
  checkVal=request.getParameter("checkIssue"+i);
  checks[i] = (checkVal==null || "".equals(checkVal))?"NO":"YES";
}
%>
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by:Sh_Rashed
ID: 18028669
OK I got it .. I will change it to radio buttons ..

Thanks = )
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