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Java Servlet : Setting Attribute

In this tutorial, we will discuss how setAttribute() method works.

Java Servlet : Setting Attribute

In this tutorial, we will discuss how setAttribute() method works.

setAttribute(String name,Object obj) :

If we want to limit the scope of an attribute to the request then we will set attribute on a request object. request.setAttribute(String name,Object obj) method stores an attribute in the request.

name - it is of String type and specify the name of the attribute
obj - Object to be stored

ExampleIn this example we are setting attribute whose scope is to the request. - This is servlet in which we are setting attribute name and forward to the jsp page.

package net.roseindia;

import javax.servlet.*;
import javax.servlet.http.*;

public class SetAttributeExample extends HttpServlet {

	protected void doGet(HttpServletRequest request,
			HttpServletResponse response) throws ServletException, IOException {
		String name = "Roseindia";
		request.setAttribute("Name", name);
		ServletContext context = getServletContext();
		RequestDispatcher rd = context
		rd.forward(request, response);


setAttributeExample.jsp - In this jsp page we are displaying value which we set on the servlet.


Value which we set on servlet using request.setAttribute() method:
<font color="blue">
<%=request.getAttribute("Name") %>

web.xml -

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<web-app xmlns:xsi="" xmlns="" xmlns:web="" xsi:schemaLocation="" id="WebApp_ID" version="2.5">


Output :


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