I have a string stored in a session variable.....how do I get that string back out as I get the error:Type mismatch: cannot convert from Object to String

Is there a toString() method or something?


You will have to cast it to the reference type you are expecting it to return. This is because the specifications say that getAttribute() returns a variable of type Object which of course makes sense since it enables us to store a reference variable of any kind. Maybe something along the lines of:

session.setAttribute("isLoggedIn", Boolean.TRUE);
Boolean b = (Boolean)session.getAttribute("isLoggedIn");

Thanks mate I was being stupid....newbie ya see? Lol I figured out by myself, thanks anyway :-)

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