Class CategoryAction

  extended by org.apache.struts.action.Action
      extended by com.softslate.commerce.customer.core.BaseAction
          extended by com.softslate.commerce.customer.product.CategoryAction
Direct Known Subclasses:

public class CategoryAction
extends BaseAction

Struts action class that corresponds to the category page. Used for requests to "/".

The execute method of this class populates a category's information from the database and puts it in the request and session scopes for use by the view layer. Given a CategoryForm with its code property populated, it creates and initializes an instance of Category. It then invokes ProductProcessor.getCategoryFromCode(Category) to load the category's information from the database.

In the default implementation, in addition to all of the category's regular properties, its productListCollection is populated with just those Products falling on the current page being displayed. The paging parameter for the number of items to display comes from the "categoryPageSize" setting in the sscSetting database table. Which page to display is determined by the value of the firstRow request parameter (which is held by the incoming CategoryForm and copied to the Category object being populated).

This method puts the initialized Category object in the request and session scopes as an attribute with the name "currentCategory". A Map representing the category's custom settings and other settings is also placed in the request and session scopes as an attribute named "categorySettings".

The execute method next loads a Map of attribute-only SKUs and places it in the request as an attribute named "attributeSKUs" so they may be displayed on the product page. (Attribute-only SKUs are SKUs which are not tied to any particular product but which may still be relevant to the one of the category's products.)

Finally, three other request attributes are set from the category's data. Each of these variables is initialized with default values in BaseRequestProcessor.processPreprocess(HttpServletRequest, HttpServletResponse) and altered here with category-specific data:

David Tobey
See Also:
CategoryForm, Category, ProductProcessor

Field Summary
(package private) static org.apache.commons.logging.Log log
Fields inherited from class org.apache.struts.action.Action
Constructor Summary
Method Summary
 org.apache.struts.action.ActionForward execute(org.apache.struts.action.ActionMapping mapping, org.apache.struts.action.ActionForm form, javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest request, javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse response)
Methods inherited from class org.apache.struts.action.Action
addErrors, addMessages, execute, generateToken, getErrors, getLocale, getMessages, getResources, getResources, getServlet, isCancelled, isTokenValid, isTokenValid, resetToken, saveErrors, saveErrors, saveMessages, saveMessages, saveToken, setLocale, setServlet
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Field Detail


static org.apache.commons.logging.Log log
Constructor Detail


public CategoryAction()
Method Detail


public org.apache.struts.action.ActionForward execute(org.apache.struts.action.ActionMapping mapping,
                                                      org.apache.struts.action.ActionForm form,
                                                      javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest request,
                                                      javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse response)
                                               throws java.lang.Exception
execute in class org.apache.struts.action.Action

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