JSTL Core c:set Tag

The <c:set> tag is general purpose tag which allows to set the value of a variable or property into the given scope. Using this tag we can set the property of bean and also we can set the values of map. This tag sets the result of an expression evaluation based on the value of the attributes.

Syntax of <c:set> tag

<c:set attribute> body content </c:set>

Attribute of <c:set> tag

  • value: This attribute is used to save the information. The values of <c:set> tag can be given in the body of the tag instead of an attribute line.
  • var: This attribute is used to display the name of the variable to store the information.
  • property: This attribute is used to modify the property of the variable.
  • target: This attribute is used to show name of the variable whose property should be modified.
  • scope: This attribute specifies the scope of variable to store information.

Example of <c:set> tag

<%@ page language="java" contentType="text/html; charset=UTF-8"
<%@ taglib uri="http://java.sun.com/jsp/jstl/core" prefix="c"%>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
<title>Example of c:out JSTL</title>
<h3>An Example of c:out JSTL...</h3><br/>
Welcome to JavaBeat.net <b> <c:out value="${name}"/></b>

Steps for Execution

  • Save this file as example.jsp in your eclipse IDE.
  • Now select this jsp file, right mouse click and select Run as ->Run on server


When the execution process is completed successfully we will get the following output :

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