I have servlet which calls a jsp page. While calling it should set a object which jsp should get hold and manipulate it. If possible please send a code snippet also.

kevin smith

One way is to use the JSP/servlet forwarding functionality to achieve this. An object can be put into a HttpSession and then retrieved from the session in the JSP using the "jsp:useBean" tag. Any changes made to the bean in the JSP will be available to all other servlets/JSPs that have access to the session object. Here is some code to demonstrate this concept:

import javax.servlet.*;
import javax.servlet.http.*;
import java.io.*;

public class ControllerServlet extends HttpServlet {
public void doPost(HttpServletRequest req, HttpServletResponse res)
throws ServletException {
try {
String ssn = req.getParameter("ssn");

HttpSession session = req.getSession(true);

Person bean = new Person();
if (ssn.equals("123456")) {
else {

session.setAttribute("personBean", bean);

getServletContext().getRequestDispatcher("/view.jsp").forward(req, res);
catch (IOException e) {

public class Person {
private String firstName;
private String lastName;

public Person() {
firstName = null;
lastName = null;

public void setFirstName(String name) {
firstName = name;

public void setLastName(String name) {
lastName = name;

public String getFirstName() {
return firstName;

public String getLastName() {
return lastName;

<jsp:useBean id="personBean" scope="session" type="Person"/>
<title>MVC Demo - View</title>
First Name: <%=personBean.getFirstName()%>
Last Name: <%=personBean.getLastName()%>

Of course you can call the "set..." methods on the bean in the JSP and then call another servlet/JSP that can retrieve the bean from the session and make use of the changed state.

Well, hope this helps!

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