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Default How to know whick button was clicked.

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    I am new to struts. I have a form that has three buttons. I am using dispatch action to go to my blogic. How do I determine which button was clicked?

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One of the way you can do is having a javascript setting a hidden field before the form sending data to the server.

Here is an example how to do it:

From the client:
<script type='text/javascript'>
function setHiddenField( buttonName )
   document.myForm.buttonType.value = buttonName;
<form name='myForm'>
  <input type='hidden' name='buttonType' value="">
  <input type='button' value='Button1' onclick="setHiddenField('button1')">
  <input type='button' value='Button2' onclick="setHiddenField('button2')">
  <input type='button' value='Button3' onclick="setHiddenField('button3')">

From the server:
public class MyAction extends DispatchAction
  public ActionForward myMethod(ActionMapping mapping, ActionForm form, HttpServletRequest request, HttpServeltResponse response)
    String whatButton = form.getButtonType();
    .... do business logic here

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