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@RequestParam in Spring MVC handling optional parameters


Question

Is it possible for a Spring controller to handle both kind of requests?

1) http://localhost:8080/submit/id/ID123432?logout=true

2) http://localhost:8080/submit/id/ID123432?name=sam&password=543432

If I define a single controller of the kind:

 @RequestMapping (value = "/submit/id/{id}", method = RequestMethod.GET,   
 produces="text/xml")
public String showLoginWindow(@PathVariable("id") String id,
                              @RequestParam(value = "logout", required = false) String logout,
                              @RequestParam("name") String username,
                              @RequestParam("password") String password,
                              @ModelAttribute("submitModel") SubmitModel model,
                              BindingResult errors) throws LoginException {...}

the HTTP request with "logout" is not accepted.

If I define two controllers to handle each request separately, Spring complains with the exception "There is already 'Controller' bean method ... mapped".

2019/02/15
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2/15/2019 3:14:54 PM

Accepted Answer

You need to give required = false for name and password request parameters as well. That's because, when you provide just the logout parameter, it actually expects for name and password as well as they are still mandatory.

It worked when you just gave name and password because logout wasn't a mandatory parameter thanks to required = false already given for logout.

2014/03/13
228
3/13/2014 9:53:38 AM


Create 2 methods which handle the cases. You can instruct the @RequestMapping annotation to take into account certain parameters whilst mapping the request. That way you can nicely split this into 2 methods.

@RequestMapping (value="/submit/id/{id}", method=RequestMethod.GET, 
                 produces="text/xml", params={"logout"})
public String handleLogout(@PathVariable("id") String id, 
        @RequestParam("logout") String logout) { ... }

@RequestMapping (value="/submit/id/{id}", method=RequestMethod.GET, 
                 produces="text/xml", params={"name", "password"})
public String handleLogin(@PathVariable("id") String id, @RequestParam("name") 
        String username, @RequestParam("password") String password, 
        @ModelAttribute("submitModel") SubmitModel model, BindingResult errors) 
        throws LoginException {...}
2016/05/16