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From Paul Benedict <pbened...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Struts 1 - Initialization versus validation
Date Sun, 04 Oct 2009 01:18:29 GMT
Kevin,

Sounds like you want two separate action mappings. You could use
<set-property> to direct your use case.

Paul

On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 3:35 PM, Kevin Hale Boyes <kcboyes@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, I'm using form.reset() to initialize my fields but the problem is
> I don't want to initialize
> the fields if I'm coming into the SetupAction because of a validation error.
>
> I've worked around it for now by looking checking
>        ActionErrors errors = (ActionErrors)
> request.getAttribute(Globals.ERROR_KEY);
>        boolean haveErrors = (errors != null && !errors.isEmpty());
> and then switch on haveErrors.
>
> Kevin.
>
> 2009/9/14 Paweł Wielgus <poulwiel@gmail.com>:
>> Hi Kevin,
>> as far as i know form.reset(...) should be used to reset form fields,
>> one good example is checkbox field that needs to be reseted. I don't
>> know if using reset method in order to initialize objects in form. Can
>> You do it with some kind of initialize/prepare method in SetupAction
>> or CrudAction?
>>
>> Best greetings,
>> Pawel Wielgus.
>>
>> 2009/9/14, Kevin Hale Boyes <kcboyes@gmail.com>:
>>> I have a setup action defined:
>>>
>>> <action path="/setup"
>>>         type="package.SetupAction"
>>>         name="MyForm" validate="false">
>>>     <forward name="success" path="/path/Form.jsp" />
>>> </action>
>>>
>>> This action is responsible for setting up values in my (dyna) form
>>> before getting to the JSP page.
>>>
>>> I have a second action which is where the JSP will POST to:
>>>
>>> <action path="/crud"
>>>         type="package.CrudAction"
>>>         name="MyForm" validate="true" input="/setup">
>>>     <forward name="success" path="/setup"/>
>>> </action>
>>>
>>>
>>> The idea is that if a validation error occurs then I'll be forwarded
>>> back the setup action
>>> and the page will be displayed again.  On success of the form POST I
>>> will actually
>>> come back to the same page to allow the user to input and POST again.
>>>
>>> The validation error could either happen from the (client-side)
>>> validator framework or
>>> it could happen from the CrudAction when it returns to
>>> mapping.getInputForward().
>>>
>>> Here's my problem though.  I would like to initialize the form fields
>>> (form.reset()) when
>>> the user first comes to the page or for success navigations but don't
>>> want to reset the
>>> form when coming to the action as a result of an error.
>>>
>>> Is there any way to do that?
>>>
>>> As noted in the subject, this is on Struts 1 and I'm using
>>> struts-validation.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Kevin.
>>>
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