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From "Jerry Jalenak" <Jerry.Jale...@LABONE.com>
Subject RE: Usage of ValidatorActionForm
Date Wed, 02 Oct 2002 13:12:16 GMT
I had a similar requirement, only I was checking the value on my
<html:submit.... > buttons.  I overrode the validate method for my
DynaValidatorActionForm, and then figured out how to go ahead and invoke
validator only for the 'continue' value.  HTH.

<snip>

public class InsertForm extends DynaValidatorActionForm
{
	public ActionErrors validate(ActionMapping mapping,
HttpServletRequest request)
	{
		ServletContext context = getServlet().getServletContext();
		ActionErrors errors = new ActionErrors();
		
		String submitAction = (String) get("submitAction");
		if ((submitAction.equalsIgnoreCase("continue")) ||
(submitAction.equalsIgnoreCase("submit")))
		{
			/**
			* call Validator if submitAction is 'continue' or
'submit'.  Validator will return errors
			* in the 'errors' object if any validation fails...
			*/
			Validator validator =
StrutsValidatorUtil.initValidator(mapping.getPath(), this, context, request,
errors, page);
			try
			{
				validatorResults = validator.validate();
			}
			catch(ValidatorException ve)
			{}
		}
		
		return errors;
	}
}

</snip>

Jerry

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Aladar The Dinosaur [mailto:aladar@telocity.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 9:48 PM
> To: Struts Users Mailing List
> Subject: Usage of ValidatorActionForm
> 
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I have an actionForm initialized in an action before it gets 
> routed to the
> jsp. The jsp contains <html:errors/> tag that displays 
> validation errors
> when it first comes up. I want to prevent validating the 
> rules when it first
> come up (for example when "/test.do?action=init"  gets 
> executed. I would
> like to validate the form when the form is submitted.
> 
> It seems like I should be extending ValidatorActionForm rather than
> ValidatorForm, and place some logic in the action. However, I 
> don't know
> where to find such information. Can someone offer help?
> 
> Thank you,
> Scott
> 
> 
> 
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