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select box problem

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I have a simple drop down box with the select item out of db
like if the value in my db is i then the user will see two line of <option value="1">1</option>,
is that a simple way to handle this problem?
<select name="year">
                                        
                                        <option selected value="${found.year}"> <c:out value="${found.year}"/></option>
                                        <option  value="1">1</option>
                                        <option value="2">2</option>
                                        <option value="3">3</option>
                                        <option value="4">4</option>
                                        <option value="5">5</option>
                                        <option value="6">6</option>
                                    </select>
I don't want to use the method
<c:if test="${found.year=='1'}">
<option value="1" selected>1</option>
<c:if test="${found.year!='1'}">
<option value="1" >1</option>
since if the select list is long , like to 100 then the code will turn to every long , should be have a better way , is that right??
  • 1. Re: select box problem
    Hjava Newbie
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    I try the follow, but the value out of my db never get select , what is wrong in the if condition??
    <%ArrayList<Integer> tyear = new ArrayList<Integer>();
                        for (int i = 1; i <= 10; i++) {
                            tyear.add(i);
                        }
    <select name="year">
    
                                            <% for (Integer num : tyear) {
                                                            String aY = Integer.toString(num);%>
                                            <c:if test="${found.year==aY}">
                                                <option selected value="${found.year}"> <c:out value="${found.year}"/></option>
                                            </c:if>
                                            <c:if test="${found.year!=aY}">
                                                <option value="<%= aY%>"><% out.println(aY);%></option>
                                            </c:if>
                                            <%}%>
                                        </select>
    Edited by: Hjava on Oct 26, 2011 11:27 PM
    The problem on this line , I don't get why is wrong!
    <c:if test="${found.year==aY}">
  • 2. Re: select box problem
    Hjava Newbie
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    I get it , cause by jsp and JstL have different scoped, haha!!

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