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Struts:FormBean issue with html:select tag

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I have a JSP that has the following code:
<html:select name="formBean" property="textId">
<html: options
<html: options
I have the setters and getters for the bean attributes in the form bean that is defined in the struts-config.xml file as:
<form-bean name="formBean" type="com.xora.apps.messaging.presentation.form.MyForm
The collection WORDS is set in the request attribute and contains a List of values when the action form is called(ie when the form loads) to be populated in the options tag. But when the form loads the message:
500 Servlet Exception
javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: Cannot find bean under name formBean
is displayed even after manually creating the formBean instance in the ActionForm page as
MyForm formBean = new MyForm();
Any fix suggested would be greatly appreciated...
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First off, I'm assuming that the form-bean tag is not left open like that in your struts-config. And the same with your html:options tags.
It's usually best practice to use the ActionForm associated with the jsp for retrieving values if they are to come from an ActionForm at all.
Simply creating the other form (which I assume to be another ActionForm) inside the ActionForm associated with your jsp does not do anything beneficial on its own. You also need to create a getter for it. Your app is looking for a getFormBean() method in the ActionForm.
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