Struts 2 Push Tag Example

In this tutorial, we will see the use of push tag of struts2 framework. The push tag push a value onto the to of stack. So it can access easily by using first-level of OGNL expression language.

Create action classes:
package com.dineshonjava.struts2.action;

import com.opensymphony.xwork2.ActionSupport;

 * @author Dinesh Rajput
public class DataTagAction extends ActionSupport {

 private static final long serialVersionUID = -7744420104547018874L;
 public String execute() {
  return SUCCESS;

Create Bean class:
package com.dineshonjava.struts2.bean;

 * @author Dinesh Rajput
public class UserBean {
 private String userName = "Dinesh Rajput";
 private String userAge = "27";
 private String userPhone = "9876543210";
 private String userAddress = "Noida";
 public String getUserName() {
  return userName;
 public void setUserName(String userName) {
  this.userName = userName;
 public String getUserAge() {
  return userAge;
 public void setUserAge(String userAge) {
  this.userAge = userAge;
 public String getUserPhone() {
  return userPhone;
 public void setUserPhone(String userPhone) {
  this.userPhone = userPhone;
 public String getUserAddress() {
  return userAddress;
 public void setUserAddress(String userAddress) {
  this.userAddress = userAddress;

Create views
Let us have success.jsp with the following content:
<%@ page contentType="text/html; charset=UTF-8"%>
<%@ taglib prefix="s" uri="/struts-tags"%>
<STYLE type="text/css">

b{color: blue;}

<title>Push Data Tag Struts2 |</title>
   <h1><span style="background-color: #FFFFcc">Property Data Tags Example!</span></h1>
  <hr/><b>Simple </b><br/><br/>
 <s:bean name="com.dineshonjava.struts2.bean.UserBean" var="userBean">
  Name : <s:property value="#userBean.userName"/><br/>
  Age : <s:property value="#userBean.userAge"/><br/>
  Phone : <s:property value="#userBean.userPhone"/><br/>
  Address : <s:property value="#userBean.userAddress"/>
 <hr/><b>Using push tag to display</b><br/><br/>
 <s:push value="#userBean">
  Name : <s:property value="userName"/><br/>
  Age : <s:property value="userAge"/><br/>
  Phone : <s:property value="userPhone"/><br/>
  Address : <s:property value="userAddress"/>

Configuration Files
Your struts.xml should look like:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
    "-//Apache Software Foundation//DTD Struts Configuration 2.0//EN"
    <constant name="struts.enable.DynamicMethodInvocation" value="false" />
    <constant name="struts.devMode" value="false" />
    <constant name="struts.custom.i18n.resources" value="myapp" />
 <package name="default" extends="struts-default" namespace="/">
        <action name="pushtag" class="com.dineshonjava.struts2.action.DataTagAction">
            <result name="success">/success.jsp</result>

Your web.xml should look like:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<web-app xmlns:xsi="" xmlns="" xmlns:web="" xsi:schemaLocation="" id="WebApp_ID" version="3.0">

Right click on the project name and click Export > WAR File to create a War file. Then deploy this WAR in the Tomcat's webapps directory. Finally, start Tomcat server and try to access

URL http://localhost:8080/doj/pushtag.

This will give you following screen:

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