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From wbchm...@Ensign-BickfordInd.com
Subject RE: Initialization in a dispatchAction class
Date Mon, 29 Jul 2002 16:13:57 GMT

I forwarded that solution in another e-mail (so the next poor sap that 
wants to do it can find it in the archives). 

Thanks for the verification I am not a crackpot...  Well, a bad one 
anyway...



-----Original Message-----
From: ekbush [mailto:ekbush@swbell.net]
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2002 12:04 PM
To: struts-user
Subject: Re: Initialization in a dispatchAction class


That was my thought, but, not knowing what you'd tried, I didn't want to 

suggest it :-)

I haven't fooled around with extending the dispatch actions - but I 
don't see why this would be a problem.  Just extend it, do what you need 

to, and then call the super.execute(...).  I think that's where you'll 
get the most mileage ;-)

wbchmura@Ensign-BickfordInd.com wrote:

>H'Okay...
>
>* I've tried simply adding in another action called startPremadeReports 

>that forwards to: premadeReports.do?action=init
>Problem is that the premadeReports has validation which fails because 
>you have not been to the form yet
>
>* I've tried a globalForward but that has the same problem...
>
>* The only thing that works so far is to have a whole different action 
>that is exactly the same without validation.  then I am back to needing 

>the action=init on the first call.
>
>
>I would really prefer not to hack the source code for a default 
setting, 
>but know that I am thinking about it, can I override the execute method 

>or something to check for the parameter, set a default if there is not 
>one there and then forward on to the super.execute method?  Hmmmmmmmm
>



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