javax.el.PropertyNotFoundException: Property 'foo' not found on type com.example.Bean

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javax.el.PropertyNotFoundException: Property 'foo' not found on type com.example.Bean

This literally means that the mentioned class com.example.Bean doesn't have a public (non-static!) getter method for the mentioned property foo. Note that the field itself is irrelevant here!

The public getter method name must start with get, followed by the property name which is capitalized at only the first letter of the property name as in Foo.

public Foo getFoo() {
    return foo;
}

You thus need to make sure that there is a getter method matching exactly the property name, and that the method is public (non-static) and that the method does not take any arguments and that it returns non-void. If you have one and it still doesn't work, then chances are that you were busy editing code forth and back without firmly cleaning the build, rebuilding the code and redeploying/restarting the application. You need to make sure that you have done so.

For boolean (not Boolean!) properties, the getter method name must start with is instead of get.

public boolean isFoo() {
    return foo;
}

Regardless of the type, the presence of the foo field itself is thus not relevant. It can have a different name, or be completely absent, or even be static. All of below should still be accessible by ${bean.foo}.

public Foo getFoo() {
    return bar;
}
public Foo getFoo() {
    return new Foo("foo");
}
public Foo getFoo() {
    return FOO_CONSTANT;
}

You see, the field is not what counts, but the getter method itself. Note that the property name itself should not be capitalized in EL. In other words, ${bean.Foo} won't ever work, it should be ${bean.foo}.

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~ Answered on 2011-12-20 15:24:00


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