JSP not accessing inner class attributes

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I'm getting an error trying to access class attributes passed from my java class to my jsp page. Here's what I'm doing. Do you see the error of my ways?

Briefly, in Java Class 'TransferService':

public class TransferService
      private ArrayList<HistoryLineItem> historyList;

      public final ArrayList<HistoryLineItem> getAllItemsScanned(

            <Query several TransferCount records, then loop through them>

            ArrayList historyList = new ArrayList<HistoryLineItem>();

            for (TransferCount transferCount : q) {

                  HistoryLineItem hli = new HistoryLineItem();
                  hli.transferCountId = transferCount.getTransferCountId();
                  hli.productNum = transferCount.getProductNum();
                  hli.seq = transferCount.getSeq();
                  hli.qty = transferCount.getQty();

                  historyList.add (hli);

            return this.historyList;

      public final class HistoryLineItem {
            public int transferCountId;
            public String productNum;
            public BigDecimal qty;
            public short seq;

In my JSP, keeping it simple:

      <c:forEach var="thisItem" items="${scannedHistoryList}" varStatus="row">
            <srps:Control TargetName="TransferHistoryList[${row.index}][1]" Text="${thisItem.qty}" />

When executed, I get the following runtime error:

SEVERE: Servlet.service() for servlet SoftRetailMobileServer threw exception
javax.el.PropertyNotFoundException: Property 'qty' not found on type com.softechnics.softretail.common.TransferService$HistoryLineItem
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Does the HistoryLineItem class have a getter method ?

public BigDecimal getQty(){
                                            return qty;

I suggest to make the properties of the class HistoryLineItem private and provide getters and setters for each of them. (see JavaBeans specification)


I already tried both of those approaches. The result was the same

I'll redo them.


Don't know what happened, but when I put the getter/setters back in, it now works. I might have made the getters/setters 'protected' before. Now they are 'public'. I believe that's the only difference.

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