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Migrating Struts1 application to Struts2

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I am migrating an application from Struts 1 to Struts 2 and frequently I am facing scenarios where I need to use request.getSession to set/get attributes. As far as my knowledge goes, this is not considered to be a best practice in Struts 2. What is the best was way to handle this scenario?

posted Sep 3, 2013 by Sumit Pokharna

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answer Sep 3, 2013 by Garima Jain
Thanks a lot.
I can get the values in userSession which will be like session.getAttribute.. but what about session.getAttribute?? Can I set a key value pair in userSession and it will automatically picked up ?
yes... you can set session as Key Value pairs and retrieved easily in Struts2. Struts2 OGNL expressions can be used in getting session value from the value stack. My Sturts2 knowledge is average. so you can refer some tutorials for more clarification
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