com.opensymphony.xwork2
Interface Action

All Known Implementing Classes:
ActionSupport, AppendIteratorFilter, DefaultActionSupport, DirectRenderFromEventAction, IteratorGenerator, MergeIteratorFilter, SortIteratorFilter, SubsetIteratorFilter

public interface Action

All actions may implement this interface, which exposes the execute() method. However, as of XWork 1.1, this is not required and is only here to assist users. You are free to create POJOs that honor the same contract defined by this interface without actually implementing the interface.


Field Summary
static String ERROR
          The action execution was a failure.
static String INPUT
          The action execution require more input in order to succeed.
static String LOGIN
          The action could not execute, since the user most was not logged in.
static String NONE
          The action execution was successful but do not show a view.
static String SUCCESS
          The action execution was successful.
 
Method Summary
 String execute()
          Where the logic of the action is executed.
 

Field Detail

SUCCESS

static final String SUCCESS
The action execution was successful. Show result view to the end user.

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NONE

static final String NONE
The action execution was successful but do not show a view. This is useful for actions that are handling the view in another fashion like redirect.

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ERROR

static final String ERROR
The action execution was a failure. Show an error view, possibly asking the user to retry entering data.

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INPUT

static final String INPUT
The action execution require more input in order to succeed. This result is typically used if a form handling action has been executed so as to provide defaults for a form. The form associated with the handler should be shown to the end user.

This result is also used if the given input params are invalid, meaning the user should try providing input again.

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LOGIN

static final String LOGIN
The action could not execute, since the user most was not logged in. The login view should be shown.

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Method Detail

execute

String execute()
               throws Exception
Where the logic of the action is executed.

Returns:
a string representing the logical result of the execution. See constants in this interface for a list of standard result values.
Throws:
Exception - thrown if a system level exception occurs. Application level exceptions should be handled by returning an error value, such as Action.ERROR.


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