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Thread: not able to get the context attribute set in ServletContextListener

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    Default not able to get the context attribute set in ServletContextListener

    Hi all,

    I have written a simple ServletContextListener and set an attribute in it. when i am trying to retrieve the attribute value in my servlet, I am getting as null. Could anybody please let me know about this if i need to add any more changes.

    Below is the complete code of my sample application



    package com.mypackage;
    import javax.servlet.ServletContext;
    import javax.servlet.ServletContextEvent;
    import javax.servlet.ServletContextListener;

    public class MyContextListener implements ServletContextListener{
    public void contextDestroyed(ServletContextEvent arg0) {
    public void contextInitialized(ServletContextEvent arg0) {
    ServletContext context = arg0.getServletContext();
    String testApplication = context.getInitParameter("testMe");
    context.setAttribute("myTest", "mkmmkmmkm");


    package com.mypackage;

    import java.io.IOException;
    import java.io.PrintWriter;
    import javax.servlet.ServletContext;
    import javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet;
    import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
    import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;

    public class MyServlet extends HttpServlet{
    public void doGet(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response){
    ServletContext context = getServletContext();
    if(context != null){
    try {
    String output = (String) getServletContext().getAttribute("testMe");
    PrintWriter out = response.getWriter();
    out.print("The required value is... "+output);
    } catch (IOException e) {
    // TODO Auto-generated catch block




    When accessed with any url as below:

    gettting output as "The required value is... null" . Because i set the context attribute, I am expecting not null. Can anybody suggest me on this.

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    Default Re: not able to get the context attribute set in ServletContextListener

    I found your mistake, you wrote:

    context.setAttribute("myTest", "mkmmkmmkm");
    String output = (String) getServletContext().getAttribute("testMe");

    It should be:

    context.setAttribute("myTest", "mkmmkmmkm");
    String output = (String) getServletContext().getAttribute("myTest");

    immutable objects
    Last edited by ha.minh.nam; December 4th, 2011 at 07:31 PM.

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