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From Tim Torbeyns <torbe...@yahoo.ie>
Subject RE: first time action
Date Mon, 02 Jun 2003 19:19:37 GMT
np
btw most of the time i store all my actionforms in the session
and use the reset method to clear the desired fields
storing them in the session can be usefull when you want for example
retrieve the previous values of a filterform of a list etc

Tim

 --- Brandon Goodin <mail@phase.ws> wrote: > No need to get your undies
in a bind. I usually use the request and
> therefore specify it as such. Session scope causes potential problems
> because the values persist. Anyways, you are correct. My humblest of
> apologies. I just have never used default.
> 
> -- code from request processor --
> if ("request".equals(mapping.getScope())) {
>     request.setAttribute(mapping.getAttribute(), instance);
> } else {
>     HttpSession session = request.getSession();
>     session.setAttribute(mapping.getAttribute(), instance);
> }
> -- end --
> Brandon Goodin
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Torbeyns [mailto:torbeynt@yahoo.ie]
> Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 1:02 PM
> To: Struts Users Mailing List
> Subject: RE: first time action
> 
> 
> you probably not using the latest version of struts
> i'm using struts1.1 rc
> where the scope's default = session !
> 
> Tim
> 
> 
>  --- Brandon Goodin <mail@phase.ws> wrote: > "form is stored in the
> session of the user"
> >
> > Not so. By default it is in the request. It is only in the session
> if
> > you
> > specify it to be (i.e <action scope="...">).
> >
> > Ex. (see scope attribute of action element)
> >
> > <action path="/admin"
> >     parameter="submit"
> >     type="ws.phase.core.actions.GenericAction"
> >     name="genericForm"
> >     validate="false"
> >     scope="request">
> >   <forward name="auth"
> >     path="admin.mainLayout"
> >   redirect="false"/>
> > </action>
> >
> > vs.
> >
> > <action path="/admin"
> >     parameter="submit"
> >     type="ws.phase.core.actions.GenericAction"
> >     name="genericForm"
> >     validate="false"
> >     scope="session">
> >   <forward name="auth"
> >     path="admin.mainLayout"
> >   redirect="false"/>
> > </action>
> >
> > Brandon Goodin
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Tim Torbeyns [mailto:torbeynt@yahoo.ie]
> > Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 12:55 PM
> > To: Struts Users Mailing List
> > Subject: RE: first time action
> >
> >
> > Hi
> >
> > you're probably missing something
> > the default behaviour of an actionform is that the constructor is
> > called only once (at the creation of the form) after it is created
> > every form is stored in the session under the name you gave it in
> the
> > form-bean tag of the struts-config file
> >
> > so when you have a jsp page with html-form name="action1"
> > and you call this page
> > the actionform1 is created, constructor of form will be called and
> > the
> > form is stored in the session of the user
> >
> > Tim
> >
> >  --- "Alawadhi, Mona" <malawadhi@kpmg.com> wrote: > Brandon,
> > >
> > > The values are standard for all.
> > > I've tried including the call for setPageDefaults() in the
> > > constructor of
> > > the ActionForm class, but it didn't work. My guess is that the
> > "form"
> > > is not
> > > created/passed yet since the 'execute' method comes after the
> > > constructor. I
> > > tried to create a FormBean object in the ActionForm constructor,
> > but
> > > it
> > > didn't work. it doesn't recognize it.
> > >
> > > and, of course, I cannot include the setPageDefaults() in the
> > > FormBean
> > > constructor, since the FormBean object gets created every time
> the
> > > Action is
> > > called, so, it brings us back to the same problem.
> > >
> > > I'm thinking now to use a form.submit() method in javascript. I
> am
> > > not sure
> > > how to go about that, though, since I do not know javascript.
> > >
> > > Can you, or anyone from the group help me? I am to pass one
> hidden
> > > filed
> > > (which is the letter), and two other radio-button parameters from
> > my
> > > form to
> > > the Action.
> > >
> > > Thank you :o)
> > >
> > > Mona <------ JavaScript illiterate.
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Brandon Goodin [mailto:mail@phase.ws]
> > > Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 2:10 PM
> > > To: Struts Users Mailing List
> > > Subject: RE: first time action
> > >
> > >
> > > I am a little confused. I am not sure where you are getting your
> > > default
> > > values from. Are they set as a result of client preferences or
> are
> > > they
> > > standard for everyone.
> > >
> > > If they are standard for all, it might be best to define the
> > default
> > > values
> > > for your ActionForm within the constructor of the ActionForm.
> That
> > > way upon
> > > first entry to the page you have the default values set in the
> > > ActionForm.
> > > After that any form values submitted will be set using the
> get/set
> > of
> > > the
> > > ActionForm and replace the defaults.
> > >
> > > If, on the other hand, the default values are set via a dynamic
> > > process. You
> > > might consider writting two Actions that use the same ActionForm
> to
> > > accomplish this. Or you could do what I do and use the
> > > LookupDispatchAction/DispatchAction's uspecified method upon
> entry
> > > and
> > > another method of your choosing when submitting the updated form
> > > values.
> > >
> > > Brandon Goodin
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Alawadhi, Mona [mailto:malawadhi@kpmg.com]
> > > Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 11:52 AM
> > > To: 'Struts Users Mailing List'
> > > Subject: RE: first time action
> > >
> > >
> > > Hello Brandon,
> > >
> > > I call "SetPageDefaults" the first time my page loads.
> > > In my JSP, there are links for the Action :
> > > <href="ActionClass.do?parameter="A"> so, the action gets called
> > again
> > > and
> > > again. Also, I have different radio buttons along the page to be
> > > selected
> > > (the defaults are set for those buttons when the page loads
> first).
> > >
> > > The problem is that when I click on that link, it re-loads the
> > page,
> > > and
> > > sets the defaults again. It does not take the new values for the
> > > radio
> > > buttons(I have three parms in my page). Therefore, I thought
> there
> > > would be
> > > some kind of indication whether the page is loading first, in
> order
> > > to
> > > include the call for "setPageDefaults" in an if statement and
> keep
> > my
> > > selections when I call the Action again.
> > >
> > > My Page looks something like this:
> > >
> >
>
____________________________________________________________________________
> > > ___________________________
> > >
> > > Select display:   o By Contact  o By Taxpayer
> > >
> > > Type:  o All   o Billing   o Business   o Contact   o Delivery  
> o
> > > Mailing
> > >
> > >
> >
>
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > ----
> > >
> > >   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P  
> Q
> > > R   S
> > > T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z
> > >
> > > results (when letter A is chosen):
> > >
> > > Anderson, K.
> > > Arizona, B.
> > > ... etc
> > >
> >
>
____________________________________________________________________________
> > > ___________________________
> > >
> > > The user can select two values from the two radio buttons, and a
> > > letter,
> > > which is the param passed in <href>.
> > >
> > > How would I go about passing those three values to the Action
> > class?
> > >
> > > Mona
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Brandon Goodin [mailto:mail@phase.ws]
> > > Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 1:42 PM
> > > To: Struts Users Mailing List
> > > Subject: RE: first time action
> > >
> > >
> > > It would be good to provide a more clear use case. Usually you
> > don't
> > > have
> > > any methods in your ActionForm than the usual getter/setters,
> > > validate and
> > > reset. So, I'm not sure what you are asking. Please, be more
> > specific
> > > about
> > > what you are trying to accomplish.
> > >
> > > Brandon Goodin
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Alawadhi, Mona [mailto:malawadhi@kpmg.com]
> > > Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 11:19 AM
> > > To: 'Struts Users Mailing List'
> > > Subject: first time action
> > >
> > >
> > > Hello Everyone,
> > >
> > > I have some methods in my FormBean that I would want to call only
> > the
> > > first
> > > time I go through the Action class (load the page).
> > >
> > >
> > > Any ideas?
> > > Mona
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
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