Okay man..If you mail me your form bean, action class, jsp and struts config i'll take a look.. Just to double check here's the stuff I'm pretty confident should work.. I wouldn't have action as a form bean property (thus no need to define getAction in your form bean), its not really part of you form more of a mechanism for selecting a dispatch action. //jsp ... //action servlet public final class MyAction extends DispatchAction { /** *Is called when paramater named action has the value of 'lookup' */ public final ActionForward lookup( ActionMapping mapping, ActionForm form, HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response) throws Exception { ... } /** *Is called when paramater named action has the value of 'submit' */ public final ActionForward submit( ActionMapping mapping, ActionForm form, HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response) throws Exception { ... } } ///struts config Mark, > > Thanks a lot for your mails. I have used "action" as a form bean > property and not as a parameter in struts-config. Unfortunately, the > Javascript function doesn't seem to work...it does not set the value > of the ActionForm property, "action". > When I tried to print out the value of the "action" property in my > ActionClass, > I got a null value. > > I tried the following code in my Action class and I got a null value. > String action = ((ActionForm) form).getAction(); > > Wonder if I have missed something. > > Shyam > > Mark Lowe wrote: > Its better that this is posted to the list as well, after all its a > good question and hopefully an adequate answer. > > > function lookup(form) { > form.elements['action'].value = "lookup"; > form.submit(); > } > //--> > > > > > > > ... > > > > [input] > > > > > > //struts config > > name="myForm" redirect="false" parameter=""action" /> > > > The only thing you'd have to watch would be if the client didn't > support javascript then you'd lose lookup, this would make a case for > having action as a form bean property and have some relevantly named > form elements in noscript tags. If lookup isn't mission critical then i > guess you could let this slide. > > > > On Friday, July 11, 2003, at 08:44 PM, Shyam A wrote: > >> Mark, >> >> Thanks for your mail. I understand that DispatchAction class includes >> multiple execute methods for different actions. However, I still have >> some doubts. >> >> You mentioned using tags in JSP: >> >> >> >> >> Are these used instead of using "Submit" buttons ? >> i.e use and in conjunction instead >> of ? Can >> be used for a drop- down? >> >> I guess my problem is still unresolved. As I mentioned in my earlier >> mail, I have a drop-down associated with an ActionForm property "crn" >>> . >> >> None >> >> >> I would like to trigger an action called "Lookup" when the drop-down >> is clicked .i.e, associate the clicking of the drop-down with the >> "action" property of the ActionForm class. I don't know how to set the >> "action" property of the ActionForm class when the drop-down is >> selected, based on which appropriate method of the DispatchAction >> class would be executed. >> >> Any help would be greatly appreciated. >> >> Thanks, >> Shyam >> >> >> >> >> Mark Lowe wrote: >> check out dispatch actions.. >> >> you can have multiple execute methods with dispatch action ... >> >> Your Action class extends DispatchAction instead of action (check the >> docs) >> >> public final ActionForward submit( >> ActionMapping mapping, >> ActionForm form, >> HttpServletRequest request, >> HttpServletResponse response) >> >> throws Exception { >> ... >> } >> >> public final ActionForward lookup( >> ActionMapping mapping, >> ActionForm form, >> HttpServletRequest request, >> HttpServletResponse response) >> >> throws Exception { >> ... >> } >> >> in struts config the parameter attibute need to know the name of the >> parameter your about to send, the value of which is your execute >> method >> name.. >> >> >> scope="request" parameter="action"> >> ... >> >> and then in jsp >> >> >> >> >> >> >> HTH Mark >> >> >> On Friday, July 11, 2003, at 08:00 PM, Shyam A wrote: >> >>> James, >>> >>> Thanks for your mail. I guess I need to elaborate a little bit. My >>> HTML form can be submitted in 2ways. >>> 1. Clicking the "Submit" button. >>> 2. Clicking the drop-down >>> >>> Clicking the drop-down triggers a different action than clicking the >>> "Submit" button. >>> Selecting a value in the drop-down would submit the form and populate >>> some of the other fields in the form. This is done before the >> "Submit" >>> button is clicked. So, I need to distinguish the action of clicking >>> the drop-down from clicking the "Submit" button and I called it >>> "Lookup". >>> >>> Both actions would be identified with a single property in the >>> ActionForm class - action. >>> >>> eg: >>> >>> >>> I would like to set this "action" property value to "Lookup" on >>> clicking the drop-down using Javascript. I guess a hidden field would >>> not serve the purpose as I already have "action" property defined for >>> the Submit button. >>> >>> Look forward to your help/suggestions. >>> >>> Thanks, >>> Shyam >>> >>> James Mitchell wrote: >>> >>> You will need to create a hidden field named "action", with a value >> of >>> "Lookup": >>> >>> >>> >>> My question to you is....why "Lookup"? What does that have to do with >>> your >>> form? >>> >>> >>> Here's a sample: >>> >>> >>> function submitForm(form) { >>> form.action.value="Lookup"; >>> form.submit(); >>> return true; >>> } >>> >>> >>> >>> [input] >>> Test Test2 >>> >>> >>> >>> On Friday 11 July 2003 14:15, Shyam A wrote: >>>> Hi, >>>> >>>> I have an HTML form with Submit and Cancel buttons, and a drop down >>>> list, >>>> which when clicked submits the form. I use Javascript to submit the >>>> form >>>> when the dropdown list is clicked. I have a property called "action" >>>> defined in my ActionForm class that identifies the Submit and Cancel >>>> buttons in the HTML form. When the drop-down is clicked, I would >> like >>>> to >>>> set the value of this "action" property to "Lookup". >>>> >>>> My Javascript function is given below: >>>> >>>> ################ >>>> >>>> >>>> function submitForm(form) >>>> { >>>> form.action.value="Lookup"; >>>> form.submit(); >>>> return true; >>>> } >>>> ################# >>>> >>>> and I invoke this function in my HTML form as shown below: >>>> >>>> ######################### >>>> >>>> Test >>>> >>>> ########################### >>>> >>>> But, the value of the property "action" is not set to "Lookup". >>>> >>>> Any help would be greatly appreciated. >>>> >>>> Thanks, >>>> Shyam >>>> >>>> >>>> --------------------------------- >>>> Do you Yahoo!? >>>> SBC Yahoo! 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