Create List Of Dates With DynaBean

27 09 2007

Create list of dates (last 6 months) to populate listbox in .jsp.

// get search date listbox
DynaBean dateBean = new LazyDynaBean();
List<DynaBean> dateList = new ArrayList<DynaBean>();
SimpleDateFormat formatter = new SimpleDateFormat("MMM yyyy");
// display 6 months starting from current month
Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
// get current date
cal.setTime(new Date());
for(int i=0; i<5; i++) {
dateBean = new LazyDynaBean();
dateBean.set("property", formatter.format(cal.getTime()));
dateBean.set("value", cal.getTime());
// add to list
dateList.add (dateBean);
// subtract 1 month
cal.add(Calendar.MONTH, -1);
}
// send to form bean (type="java.util.List")
PropertyUtils.setUtils(form, "datelist", dateList);

in .jsp


<bean:define id="dates" name="MyFormName" property="datelist"/>
<html:select property="s_valueDate" value='<%= request.getParameter("s_valueDate") %>'> <html:options collection="dates" property="value" labelProperty="property"/>
</html:select>

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