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From E2241 <amu...@yahoo.com>
Subject Calling Struts Action file through command line.
Date Tue, 17 Aug 2010 19:40:18 GMT

Hi, 

1.) I would like to know if it is possible to call the struts framework
through a command line or a console application. Can one call an action
class? Is there any possibility to do so? I think its not possible as
everything would depend on the struts-config file and the Http Request
object. From the config file the request would probably know which action
class to invoke and the respective bean (if needed for any business logic)
would be called. 

2.) I have a web application which is based on the struts framework. I know
for a fact that only once the request is submitted the struts-config would
map the action and the bean. But what happens in a case where there would be
no Http Servlet Request object, instead it would be a call from a console
application trying to invoke an action class to perform the business logic;
is that possible? 

3.) What if i create a HttpServletRequest object in the console app and then
call the action class? Can we call the action class in this manner by
instantiating it and calling execute(). Then I would probably have to call
the bean in the action class itself beating the MVC pattern framework and
the use of the config file. Not sure if we can invoke the config file from
command line. 

Please give your thoughts on this. I am not sure if I have been clear enough
in explaining this. My main requirement is to try and see if i can call and
execute the business logic implemented on the struts framework (in action
and bean) through a console application

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