Soshiribo Soshiribo - 3 months ago 21
Ajax Question

Using jQuery's Ajax to send string to HTTPServlet: Request is empty

I'm trying to send data back to my HTTPServlet on the press of a button.
At the end, my goal is to send back JSON data but for now, I'm just trying to send back a string.

When I click on the

-button my server prints out "Empty" because my request data happens to be empty; What am I missing here?

My JavaScript:

$.post("clientserver", {
"loadProds": 1,
"test": "Hello"

And my Servlet:

@WebServlet(urlPatterns= {"/clientserver"})
public class SayHelloServlet extends HttpServlet
protected void doPost(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response) throws ServletException, IOException
if(request.getParameter("saveThis") != null)
String json = request.getParameter("test");
} else


You are making a POST request, so the data will be in the body of the request, not the parameters.

Try using:




To grab the request body in your Java code.