Struts Action Form and nested tags

Posted on 2006-11-28
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hi experts,
is it possible to get the collection of a nested tag like items in the folowing example,the form shows customer specific informations(name,adress ) and items sold by this customer :
<html:form action=''>
<logic:iterate id="customer" name="customerSearchForm" property="items" indexId="i">
in the action form related to the form of this jsp page: I mean by a getter method : collection getItems()

each row in the items collection containes a quantity field , that the user should fill , then the entred data should be sent to be saved on the databse.

Question by:Tounsi

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owenli27 earned 43 total points
ID: 18030452
For example, if you already have
<html:form scope="request" name="customerSearchForm" type="com.xxxx.yyyy.customerSearchForm" action="">
<logic:iterate id="customer" name="customerSearchForm" property="items" indexId="i">

    <html:text name="customer" property="name" size="12" indexed="true" />
    <html:text name="customer" property="address" size="12" indexed="true" />
Do Not Work and it doesn't submot the changed values back to the List of items in customerSearchForm

    <html:text name="customerSearchForm" property='<%="items["+i+"].name "%>' size="5" />
    <html:text name="customerSearchForm" property='<%="items["+i+"].address "%>' size="5" />
This will Work and it commits the changed values to List of items
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jaggernat earned 41 total points
ID: 18032965

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amateur83 earned 41 total points
ID: 18034200
<html:form action=''>
<logic:iterate id="customer" name="customerSearchForm" property="items" indexId="i">
     <c:set var="counter" value="-1"/>
     <html:text name="customer" property="name" value="${}"size="12" indexed="true" />
    <html:text name="customer" property="address" value="${customer.address}"size="50" indexed="true" />
    <html:text name="customer" property="quantity" value="${customer.quatity}" indexed="true" />
<c:set var="counter" value="${counter+1}"></c:set>  

//declare all setter getters
private String name;
private String address;
private String quantity;
//all ur getter setter here.....

IN UR java
//declare array and get the value using request.getParameterValues();
String [] name = request.getParameterValues("name");
//get the size of the name and loop it
for (int i=0;i<sizeOfName;i++)
//then you can do ur manipulation like save it into ur DB

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