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Posted October 11, 2008

Filed under: Java, STRUTS | Tags: Adv. Java(Struts), Download code in java, How to download
files in Struts, How to upload files in Jsp, How to upload files in Struts, upload code in java(
struts) |
Hello friends as you know i’m kunal sachdeva rite now i’m also working on creating a
website for jobs seeker & jobs provider using Struts framework which requires
fileuploading & downloading of Resume, so here is the code for you which allows you to
upload & download any type of file.
Before I Explain you the code, let me give u brief introduction of struts framework first:-
Struts is a free open-source framework for creating Servlet/JSP based web applications
based on Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture. The Model represents the business
or database code, the View represents the page design code, and the Controller represents
the navigational code. The Struts framework is designed to help developers create web
applications that utilize a MVC architecture.
you can use any IDE to develop your struts application like NetBeans, Eclipse or Weblogic.
First of all create a jsp named FileUpload
<title>Struts File Upload</title>
<html:form action=”/fileupload” method=”post” enctype=”multipart/form-data”>
<font size=”5″>File Upload on Server</font>
<font color=”red”><html:errors/></font>
File Name
<html:file property=”theFile”/>
<html:submit>Upload File</html:submit>
Now since we have used html tag library so you will have to add
taglib uri of html in case of Netbeans.
This jsp will have file type property from where u can browse the file on clicking submit the
action fileupload will be called.
Now create a Bean package named beans & then create a class bean named
StrutsUploadAndSaveForm which will extend ActionForm class
package beans;
import org.apache.struts.action.*;
import org.apache.struts.upload.FormFile;
public class StrutsUploadAndSaveForm extends ActionForm
private FormFile theFile;
public FormFile getTheFile() {
return theFile;
public void setTheFile(FormFile theFile) {
this.theFile = theFile;

in the above code getTheFile function Returns the File &

setTheFile function set the file whose parameters are passes.
Now create action package named action and create a action class named
StrutsUploadAndSaveAction which extends Action class
package action;
import bean.StrutsUploadAndSaveForm;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;
import org.apache.struts.action.Action;
import org.apache.struts.action.ActionForm;
import org.apache.struts.action.ActionForward;
import org.apache.struts.action.ActionMapping;
import org.apache.struts.upload.FormFile;
public class StrutsUploadAndSaveAction extends Action
public ActionForward execute(ActionMapping mapping,ActionForm
form,HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response) throws Exception
StrutsUploadAndSaveForm myForm = (StrutsUploadAndSaveForm)form;
// Process the FormFile
FormFile myFile = myForm.getTheFile();
String contentType = myFile.getContentType();
//Get the file name
String fileName = myFile.getFileName();
byte[] fileData = myFile.getFileData();
//Get the servers upload directory real path name
String filePath = getServlet().getServletContext().getRealPath(”/”) +”upload”;
/* Save file on the server */
System.out.println(”Server path:” +filePath);
//Create file
File fileToCreate = new File(filePath, fileName);
//If file does not exists create file
FileOutputStream fileOutStream = new FileOutputStream(fileToCreate);
//Set file name to the request object
return mapping.findForward(”success”);
/* This action class first takes the file which is set in the bean. then its actual path is stored in the
variable filepath.
then if the filepath is not empty, a new file with same name is created inside realpath of servlet or
if the filepath is empty than fileOutStream is flushed.
& in the end name of the file is set in the request scope such that the same file can be
downloaded latter.
Now enter the Code in Struts Config such that their is right mapping of the code.
<form-bean name=”FileUpload” type=”beans.StrutsUploadAndSaveForm”/>

<action path=”/fileUpload” type=”action.StrutsUploadAndSaveAction”
name=”FileUpload” scope=”request” validate=”true” input=”/FileUploadAndSave.jsp”>
<forward name=”success” path=”/downloadfile.jsp”/>
Now create a jsp named downloadfile.jsp
String fileName=(String)request.getAttribute(”fileName”);
<p align=”center”><font size=”5″ color=”#000080″>File Successfully Received</font></p>
<p align=”center”><a href=”upload/<%=fileName%>”>Click here to download</a></p>
thank u all.
Any Queries & Doubts are welcomed.