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  1. #1
    rookiecoder is offline Member
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    Default Servlets/JSP Tomcat Eclipse

    I have an assignment that requires a simple date.txt file to be read, verifies that strings in the txt are actual dates and then display the information in the index.jsp

    The code was simple enough, but I have never worked with servlets, jsps, tomcat, or eclipse...regardless I've torn through tutorials, guides, and youtube videos to get this far, but I'm stuck. I was able to get the dateList to display from the servlet using a PrintWriter, but to follow the assignment and MVC it should be read from the index.jsp file. Currently the error message I am receiving is:

    Java Code:
    org.apache.jasper.JasperException: An exception occurred processing JSP page /index.jsp at line 17
    15: ReadDateFile file = (ReadDateFile) request.getAttribute("file"); 
    17: LinkedList<String> dateList = file.getDateList();
    19: for (String date : dateList) {
    20: 	out.println(date);
    The reader:
    Java Code:
    package dateverify;
    import java.text.DateFormat;
    import java.text.ParseException;
    import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
    import java.util.Calendar;
    import java.util.Date;
    import java.util.LinkedList;
    import java.util.Scanner;
    public class ReadDateFile{ 
    	private LinkedList<String> dateList = new LinkedList<String>();
    	public ReadDateFile()throws FileNotFoundException, IOException{
    		String strLine = "";
    	    //Get information from text document
    	    FileInputStream fstream = new FileInputStream("C:/Users/Shadow/Desktop/Eclipse/DateVerifyServlet/dates-2.txt");
    	    // Get the objects of DataInputStream
    	    DataInputStream in = new DataInputStream(fstream);
    	    BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(in)); {
    		    //Read File Line By Line
    		    while ((strLine = br.readLine()) != null)   {
    		        //Input each line into new Scanner to be analyzed by delimiter
    		        Scanner date = new Scanner(strLine);
    		        // Set delimiters to ":", tells Scanner to match as delimiters.
    		        // Read strLine one field at a time.
    		        while (date.hasNext()) {
    		        	//Assigns DateFormat to 'yyyy-mm-dd';
    		        	DateFormat dftest = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd");
    		        	//sets leniency to parsing off so dates can be verified accurately 
    		        	//Assigns read line from text document to testable string
    		            String dateString =;
    		            //Ignores lines that begin "#" treating them as comments
    		            if (dateString.startsWith("#")) {
    		            //Removes space after comma
    		            if (dateString.startsWith(" ")) {
    		            	dateString = dateString.substring(1);
    		            try {
    		                //Test if dateString can be parsed as date.
    		            	Date dateTest = dftest.parse(dateString);
    		            	Calendar d = Calendar.getInstance();
    		            	dateList.add(dateString +  " ("
    		            			+ getDayOfTheWeek(d.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_WEEK)) + ")");
    		            }catch (ParseException e) {
    		                dateList.add(dateString + "<--- Invalid Date");
    		        //Close scanner stream
    	    //Close the input stream
    	private String getDayOfTheWeek(int dayOfWeekNumber) {
    		String dayOfTheWeek = "";
    		switch (dayOfWeekNumber) {
    		case 1:
    			dayOfTheWeek = "Sunday";
    		case 2:
    			dayOfTheWeek = "Monday";
    		case 3:
    			dayOfTheWeek = "Tuesday";
    		case 4:
    			dayOfTheWeek = "Wednesday";
    		case 5:
    			dayOfTheWeek = "Thursday";
    		case 6:
    			dayOfTheWeek = "Friday";
    			dayOfTheWeek = "Saturday";
    		return dayOfTheWeek;
    	public LinkedList<String> getDateList() {
    		return dateList;
    The Servlet
    Java Code:
    package dateverify;
    import javax.servlet.ServletException;
    import javax.servlet.annotation.WebServlet;
    import javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet;
    import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
    import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;
     * Servlet implementation class DateVerify
    public class DateVerify extends HttpServlet {
    	private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;
         * Default constructor. 
        public DateVerify() {
            // TODO Auto-generated constructor stub
    	 * @see HttpServlet#doGet(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response)
    	protected void doGet(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response) throws ServletException, IOException {
    		ReadDateFile file = new ReadDateFile();
    		request.setAttribute("file", file);
            request.getRequestDispatcher("/index.jsp").forward(request, response);
    and the index.jsp
    Java Code:
    <%@page import="dateverify.ReadDateFile, java.util.LinkedList"%>
    <%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
    ReadDateFile file = (ReadDateFile) request.getAttribute("file"); 
    LinkedList<String> dateList = file.getDateList();
    for (String date : dateList) {
    I feel like there is more wrong with my code than I know, but I really I'm not familiar enough to know what...

  2. #2
    Tolls is offline Moderator
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    Default Re: Servlets/JSP Tomcat Eclipse

    To follow MVC then this data should be read in the servlet and turned into a model that is forwarded to the JSP page.
    In this case it would simply be the LinkedList of Strings, which the JSP will then get from the request (addAttribute and getAttribute).
    You should not have code like that in your JSP.

    So that should be your start point.

    The reason it's not compiling is that your ReadFile constructor throws exceptions, which your JSP is not handling.
    Removing the ReadFile from the JSP entirely will actually solve your problem.
    Please do not ask for code as refusal often offends.

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