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  1. #1
    midpitts is offline Member
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    Default assigned value never used error

    I am trying to learn NetBeans and have typed the code from the book "murach's Java Servlets and JSP Second Edition", pg 219. I am getting an error about the assigned value for message and url never being used. I don't see the problem in the code. I even found the code online and copy/pasted it, but it has the same problem. Any suggestions on what I need to do?

    Java Code:
    package email;
    import javax.servlet.*;
    import javax.servlet.http.*;
    import business.User;
    import data.UserIO;
    public class AddToEmailListServlet extends HttpServlet
        protected void doPost(HttpServletRequest request, 
                              HttpServletResponse response) 
                              throws ServletException, IOException
            // get parameters from the request
            String firstName = request.getParameter("firstName");
            String lastName = request.getParameter("lastName");
            String emailAddress = request.getParameter("emailAddress");
            // get a relative file name
            // use regular Java classes
            User user = new User(firstName, lastName, emailAddress);
            // validate the parameters
    String message = "";
    String url = "";
    if (firstName.length() == 0 ||
    lastName.length() == 0 ||
    emailAddress.length() == 0)
    message =
    "Please fill out all three text boxes.";
    url = "/join_email_list.jsp";
    message = "";
    ServletContext context = getServletContext();
    String path = context.getRealPath(
    UserIO.addRecord(user, path);
    url = "/display_email_entry.jsp";
    request.setAttribute("user", user);
    request.setAttribute("message", message);
    // forward request and response to the view
    RequestDispatcher dispatcher =
    dispatcher.forward(request, response);

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    Tolls is offline Moderator
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    Default Re: assigned value never used error

    That's not an error, it's a warning, because you assign "" to both, but then you change the value before it ever gets used.
    Don't bother assigning anything to either at the declaration.
    Please do not ask for code as refusal often offends.

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    midpitts is offline Member
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    Default Re: assigned value never used error

    Thanks for solving this for me. I am going to try to find a way to worn others using this book to not put in the "" assignments.

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