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From "Andrew Hill" <>
Subject RE: java.lang.NullPointerException struts form is null
Date Mon, 01 Mar 2004 16:33:46 GMT
Well... doublecheck your mapping in struts config. If you misspelled the
class name or got the wrong form name struts can be rather silent about it
and just give you a null form!

-----Original Message-----
From: as as []
Sent: Tuesday, 2 March 2004 00:29
Subject: java.lang.NullPointerException struts form is null


Struts form is giving null in my  action class .execute().Below are my
files.Hep appreciated.Thanks


import java.util.List;

import javax.servlet.ServletException;

import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;

import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;

import org.apache.struts.action.Action;

import org.apache.struts.action.ActionForm;

import org.apache.struts.action.ActionForward;

import org.apache.struts.action.ActionMapping;


* * @struts.action

* path="/addTeacher"

* name="teacherAddForm"

* scope="request"

* validate="false"

* * @struts.action-forward

* name="success"

* path="/teachers.jsp"

* * @struts.action-forward

* name="failure"

* path="/error.jsp"


public final class TeacherAddAction extends Action {


* @param actionmapping The ActionMapping

* @param actionform The ActionForm object

* @param httpservletrequest The httpservletrequest of the incoming request

* @param httpservletresponse The httpservletresponse corresponding to the

* @param ActionForward The return path


public ActionForward execute(

ActionMapping mapping,

ActionForm actionform,

HttpServletRequest request,

HttpServletResponse response)

throws IOException, ServletException {

System.out.println("In TeacherAddAction:");

TeacherAddForm teacherAddForm = (TeacherAddForm) actionform;

if (teacherAddForm == null) teacherAddForm = new TeacherAddForm();


System.out.println("teacherAddForm is not null");

try {

Teacher teacher= null;




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