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Old May 19th, 2007, 04:29 PM
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I have a problem in showing a getparameter with name "data".

Now, I wrote my program codes:

file name : ShowContactsServlet.java

import java.io.*;
import java.util.ArrayList;

import javax.servlet.*;
import javax.servlet.http.*;

import org.apache.jasper.tagplugins.jstl.core.ForEach;

import business.ContactBO;

import model.contact;

public class ShowContactsServlet extends HttpServlet {

    protected void doGet(HttpServletRequest req, HttpServletResponse res) throws ServletException, IOException {

        ArrayList cList = ContactBO.boInstance.findAll();
        contact[] data = new contact[cList.size()];

        for (int i = 0; i < cList.size(); i++) {

            data[i] = (contact)cList.get(i);


        req.setAttribute("data", data);
        req.getRequestDispatcher("showcontacts.jsp").forwa rd(req, res);



File name: showcontacts.jsp

<%@ taglib prefix="c" uri="http://java.sun.com/jsp/jstl/core" %>

<%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html; charset=windows-1256"
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1256">
<h1>Addressbook-Show Contacts</h1>

<c:forEach items="${data}" var="d" >
    <c:out value="${d.fName}" />


But in runtime I face to this exception:

HTTP Status 500 -


type Exception report


description The server encountered an internal error () that prevented it from fulfilling this request.


org.apache.jasper.JasperException: Exception in JSP: /showcontacts.jsp:17

16: <c:forEach items="${data}" var="d" >
17: <c:out value="${d.fName}" />
18: </c:forEach>
20: <br/>

or when I use the code "${d.getFName()}" instead of code "${d.fName}" I get the exception below :

org.apache.jasper.JasperException: /showcontacts.jsp(17,1) The function getFName must be used with a prefix when a default namespace is not specified

Now if anybody could help me.
if it's possible for you a bit sooner give the answer of my problem.
thanks every body

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Old May 22nd, 2007, 12:18 PM
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What is understood from the code is you are trying to use an object with a name data which you've set as request attribute in your servlet. But n the JSP you forgot to get it and assign it to an object, try to use model.contact[] data = (model.contact[])request.getAttribute("data");

and then try to access it in the forEach tag.

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