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 How can call java web servlet from spring controller. And this servlet is not part of spring context.

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Mahesh Swarnkar posted Jul 12, 2019 04:33 PM


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Mahesh Swarnkar

Tried below options to solve this problem. But did NOT work: -


  1. Calling through servlet request :-

HttpServletRequest newRequest = (HttpServletRequest) request;

String requestURI = newRequest.getRequestURI(); // modified URL

request.getRequestDispatcher(newURI).forward(request, response); // With new URI


  1. Using “forward” syntax: -


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Daniel Mikusa

I guess it depends on what you mean by "call". You could do a variety of things.


  • Use an HTTP client to send a request to the endpoint for your Servlet
  • Return an HTTP redirect that sends the user to the endpoint for your Servlet
  • Use a forward, like you tried (kinda surprised that didn't work, would be curious to know more about what happened)
  • Call the same code that is being called by the Servlet. For example, if the servlet uses a service or function, you could call the same service/function from your code.


There's probably other things you could do too. I guess it just depends the details of how you want this to work.