Multiple Select Option JSP

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This section describes how to use multiple select option in JSP.

Multiple Select Option JSP

This section describes how to use multiple select option in JSP.

In a form sometimes you will be required to select the various options that you have to displayed them or manipulate with that value. This facility can be provided by the <select> tag of HTML that makes the drop down list with number of options. Values in a drop down list is inserted using the <option> sub tag of <select>. Let's come to our discussion how to display the values of the items selected in drop down list. Follow the example :

In the following example we will describe how to fetch the value of items selected in the drop down list. In this example at first I have created a JSP page named jspMultipleSelectOption.jsp where designed a form onto which taken a <select> tag and then put the value using its subtag <option>. If you want a default value setting you can use the attribute selected of <option> attribute. And taken a submit button for submitting the form. Then write the java codes, using the scriptlets to fetch the selected values from the drop down list and simply displayed them.


<%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
<title>JSP Multiple Select Option</title>
<h4>Select the color/s you like from the drop down list</h4>
<select name="color" multiple size="6">
<p><input type="submit" value="submit"></p>

String clrs[] = request.getParameterValues("color");
if(clrs != null)
<p><b>You have selected the following colors</b></p>
for(int i=0; i<clrs.length; i++)

Output :

When you will execute the above JSP page you will get the output as follows :

1. At first a page will be displayed to you from where you can select the various options from the drop down list :

2. When you will select the options given in the drop down list as above and will click on submit button then the output will be as follows :

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