Spring Web MVC – Spring Form Submission | Spring Boot

Web Form Submission is regular task when developing a Web page. In the tutorial, JavaSampleApproach will introduce you how to use Spring Form Submission when building a Spring MVC Web page.

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I. Technology for Spring Form Submission tutorial

– Java 1.8
– Maven: 3.3.9
– Editor: Spring Tool Suite – Version 3.7.3.RELEASE
– Spring Boot: Version: 3.8.0.RELEASE

II. Overview
1. Project Structure

Spring Form Submission - Project Structure

2. Step to do

– Create Spring Boot project
– Create a Customer model
– Create a simple Web Controller.
– Create a html views.
– Run & Check result

III. Practices
1. Create a Spring Boot project

Open Spring Tool Suite, choose File -> New -> Spring Starter Project, input project’s info. Press Next button, then add needed dependencies:
– For Thymeleaf, choose Template Engines, select Thymeleaf
– For Spring Web MVC, choose Web, then select Web.

Press Finish, Spring Boot project will be created successfully.
Check pom.xml file for dependencies:

2. Create Customer model

3. Create a Simple Web Controller.

Create SimpleWebController with 2 RequestMappings:
– @RequestMapping(value=”/form”, method=RequestMethod.GET): return a html view: form

– @RequestMapping(value=”/form”, method=RequestMethod.POST): to submit customer form, then a html view: “result “

4. Create html views.

– Create 2 html views: “result” & “form”
Place them at: /src/main/resources/template

form.html:

result.html:

5. Run & Check result

– Maven build:
clean install

– Run project as Mode: Spring Boot App.
– Make a request:
http://localhost:8080/form

Then input: id, firstname, lastname.

Press Submit button then result:

spring form submission

IV. Source code

SpringMVCFormSubmission

By grokonez | August 21, 2016.

Last updated on June 4, 2017.



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5 thoughts on “Spring Web MVC – Spring Form Submission | Spring Boot”

  1. I imported this code to my sts and I am getting javax.servlet.ServletException: Circular view path [form]: would dispatch back to the current handler URL [/form] again. Check your ViewResolver setup! (Hint: This may be the result of an unspecified view, due to default view name generation.) error

    1. Hello Mazaharul Haque,

      We had checked sourcecode and everything works well!(Also works well with 1.5.7.RELEASE SpringBoot version)

      -> Logs:

      How about your problems now?

      Regards,
      JSA

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