Steve Dyke wrote:I am trying to get away from doing alot of session.seAttributes then in jsp using EL.
I would like to use the jsp:useBean and EL.
Why? useBean isn't necessary with the EL. It was necessary for establishing scripting variables for Java scriptlets, but the EL can access scoped variables in any session directly.
When I use the following it does not display the values already set at logon. It creates a new instance of the bean with no values.
Yeah, that's what's going to happen. So again, why use useBean at all?
How can I tie to a bean that is already instansiated.
Place the bean in session scope as a scoped variable and just use its name. You're trying to make this way too complicated. Just drop the useBean notion immediately. It's not needed and is just gumming up the works.