Example on getParameterNames() method of Servlet Request Object

Servlets » on Jan 19, 2013 { 4 Comments } By Sivateja

So far we have worked on getParameter(), let us see how to use getParameterNames() method. With getParameter() we are able to find parameter values by passing parameter name, just like..

In html:
<input type=”text” name=”n1″>

In Java:
String val=req.getParameter(“n1”);

Parameter name – n1
Parameter value – val

If a client send the data to the servlet, that data will be available in the object of HttpServletRequest interface. In case of getParameter() method we have to pass input parameter name and it will give the value. If you are not aware of input parameter name ? or if you have 50+ input values its really tedious to use getParameter() method.

That’s why this getParameterNames() came into picture 🙂

Directory Structure

Files Required

  • index.html
  • web.xml


<font face="verdana" size="2px">
    <form action="onPM" method="post">
        Name:<input type="text" name="name">
        Country:<input type="text" name="country">
        <input type="submit" value="Submit">

package java4s;

import java.util.Enumeration;

import javax.servlet.ServletException;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;

public class OngetParameterNames extends HttpServlet  
    protected void doPost(HttpServletRequest req,HttpServletResponse res)throws ServletException,IOException
    	PrintWriter pw=res.getWriter();

		Enumeration en=req.getParameterNames();

			Object objOri=en.nextElement();
			String param=(String)objOri;
			String value=req.getParameter(param);
			pw.println("Parameter Name is '"+param+"' and Parameter Value is '"+value+"'");










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4 Responses to “Example on getParameterNames() method of Servlet Request Object”
  1. Debendra says:

    what is the use of tag in web.xml ?

  2. Rajveer says:

    sir how can we print entire page throgh servlet

  3. dev says:

    Dear sir,

    I want to develop one project related to digital signature verification ,I do’t know how it works
    please sir help me I want to solve this problem early as possible.

    Dev Mishra

  4. Nilesh Pawar says:

    Its so simple to understand


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