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From "Musachy Barroso (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (WW-3140) <s:select> converts the "listKey" to String before comparing to the Object in "value"
Date Tue, 26 May 2009 16:22:43 GMT


Musachy Barroso commented on WW-3140:

this was fixed in  trunk, it will be available in 2.1.7

> <s:select> converts the "listKey" to String before comparing to the Object in "value"
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: WW-3140
>                 URL:
>             Project: Struts 2
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Plugin - Tags
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.6
>         Environment: Jetty, all OS'es
>            Reporter: Jaron Schut
> Trying to get a populated and preselected select tag to work. Well, countries is a list
of country objects and country is a singular object of the preselected country. Data comes
from hibernate so are identified by Long objects:
> <s:select list="countries" name="countryId" listKey="id" listValue="displayLabel"
value="" />
> Now the preselecting does not work because the tag converts the listKey, which is a Long
object to a string before calling the equals method on the Long object in the value. So a
Long object and a String object are never equal.
> Changing the tag to:
> <s:select list="countries" name="countryId" listKey="id" listValue="displayLabel"
value="%{}" />
> Still does not correctly preselect the value because struts2 call Long.toString() 2 separate
times and then compares the result by reference. Which obviously is String != String.
> Conclusion: <s:select> tag is not able to correctly compare 2 objects that are
the same nor correctly compare a single object because it creates 2 new strings that apparently
are not compared by value but only by reference?
> PS: changing the tag to:
> <s:select list="countries" name="countryCode" listKey="countryCode" listValue="displayLabel"
value="country.countryCode" />
> Did work correctly. Since the list of countries and the singular country all come from
hibernate. The tag ends up comparing 2 exactly the same languageCode Strings (Same instance)

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