Example of ActionSupport class
Posted on: November 23, 2010 at 12:00 AM
In this tutorial you will learn about the struts Action Support class

Example of ActionSupport class

Struts ActionSupport class provides the default implementation of the most common actions. It provides a collection of methods. Some of the common methods are-

execute() - This method executed automatically when action is called. This is default implemented method subclasses should implement this method by proving their business logic.

validate() - This method is default implemented method subclasses should override this method to provide validation.

clearErrors() - This method can be used when you want to continue execution, and want to clear the state of the action.

pause() - This method stops/pause the method execution immediately and returns the action to the specific result such as Action.ERORR, Action.SUCCSESS, Action.INPUT. When the next time this action is called it resumes immediately.

clearErrorsAndMessages() - It clears all the error and messages.

clearErrors() - It clears all the errors().

clearMessages() - It clears all the messages().

ActionSupport  class also provides some fields LOG, textProvider, validationAware

An example of ActionSupport class is given below


<%@ page contentType="text/html; charset=UTF-8" %>
<%@ taglib prefix="s" uri="/struts-tags" %>
<title><s:text name="ActionSupportExample.message"/></title>

<h2><s:property value="message"/></h2>
<a href="/struts221/">Back to Index page</a>


package net.roseindia;

import com.opensymphony.xwork2.ActionSupport;

public class ActionSupportExample extends ActionSupport {

    public String execute() throws Exception {
        System.out.println("Some Action Support Messages");
		return SUCCESS;

   public static final String ACTIONMESSAGE = "ActionSupportExample.message";
   private String message;

   public String getMessage() {
        return message;

    public void setMessage(String message) {
        this.message = message;
Do the following mapping struts.xml
 <package name="roseindia" namespace="/roseindia" extends="struts-default">

<action name="actionSupport" class="net.roseindia.ActionSupportExample">

When you run this application it will display message as shown below:


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