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Old October 9th, 2006, 11:02 PM
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Default call java file method to do something in JSP

i need to use jsp to call the method in java file.....i do a simple project for testing...i create a piechart using java code and the piechart save ask jpeg file....so i want using jsp to display the piechart in web browser.....any one can help me look over my coding here...thank a lot..

package com;

import java.io.File;

import com.db4o.Db4o;
import com.db4o.ObjectContainer;
import com.db4o.ObjectSet;

import org.jfree.chart.*;
import org.jfree.data.general.*;

public class StoreData{

    private final static String filename = "C:\\CountryPieChart.yap";

    public static String getFname()
        return "C:\\CountryPieChart.jpg";

    public static void main(String[] args){
        //Delete the existing file
        new File(filename).delete();
        ObjectContainer db=Db4o.openFile(filename);
        try {
        } finally{
            db.close(); //Close the database

    public static void StoreAllData() {
        //Delete the existing file
        new File(filename).delete();
        ObjectContainer db = Db4o.openFile(filename);

        //Add data to the database
        CountryPeople countryName_1 = new CountryPeople("Malaysia", 100);
        CountryPeople countryName_2 = new CountryPeople("New Z", 200);
        CountryPeople countryName_3 = new CountryPeople("UK", 300);
        CountryPeople countryName_4 = new CountryPeople("Thailand", 400);
        CountryPeople countryName_5 = new CountryPeople("Singapore", 50);

        //set the value to database

    public static void retrieveAllData() {

        //Open db
        ObjectContainer db = Db4o.openFile(filename);

        //Retrieve via empty object
        CountryPeople cName = new CountryPeople(null, 0);

        ObjectSet result = db.get(cName);

        DefaultPieDataset dataset = new DefaultPieDataset();

        //retrieve the data from database
        while(result.hasNext()) {
            CountryPeople obj = (CountryPeople) result.next();
            dataset.setValue(obj.getName(), obj.getValue());

        //Create pie chart
        JFreeChart chart = ChartFactory.createPieChart(
                "Sample Chart",
        try {
            //save the pie chart as JPEG file
            ChartUtilities.saveChartAsJPEG(new File("C:\\CountryPieChart.jpg"), chart, 500, 300);
        } catch(Exception e) {
            System.out.println("Problem for creating chart");

<%@page import org.jfree.data.general.PieDataset %>
<jsp:useBean id="myStoreData" class="com.StoreData" scope="page"/>

<head><title>Testing Displaying</title>

<b>Testing Display Page</b>

<img src="<jsp:getProperty name="myStoreData" property="fname" />" />

error display in browser is
err - DisplayWeb.jsp(1,16) equal symbol expected

Old October 11th, 2006, 01:43 PM
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A proper solution would be to change your StoreData class into a HttpServlet. E.g. "StoreData extends javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet". Then convert your main() method to doGet(ServletRequest, ServletReponse). With the response parameter, you can get an OutputStream to write the image to. So pass the request parameter to retrieveAllData(), and instead of calling ChartUtilities.saveChartAsJPEG to output the JPEG, call ChartUtilities.writeChartAsJPEG(response.getOutput Stream(), ...). Map StoreData to a URL in web.xml, and then your JSP can link directly to that servlet mapping in the <img src="">.

Jon Emerson

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