What are the differences between DispatchAction and LookupDispatchAction in Struts Framework?

Dispatch Action
It’s a parent class of  LookupDispatchAction
Subclass of Dispatch Action
DispatchAction provides a mechanism for grouping a set of related functions into asingle action, thus eliminating the need to create separate actions for each function.
An abstract Action that dispatches to the subclass mapped executes method. This is useful in cases where an HTML form has multiple submit buttons with the same name. The button name is specified by the parameter property of the corresponding ActionMapping.
If not using Internalization functionality then dispatch action is more useful.
Lookup Dispatch Action is useful when we are using Internalization functionality
DispatchAction selects the method to execute depending on the request parameter valuewhich is configured in the xml file.
LookupDispatchAction looks into the resource bundle file and find out the corresponding key name. We can map this key name to a method name by overriding the getKeyMethodMap() method. 
DispatchAction is not useful for I18N
LookupDispatchAction is used for I18N
Find the DispatchAction Example here
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6 comments on “What are the differences between DispatchAction and LookupDispatchAction in Struts Framework?
  1. Raghu says:

    good one

  2. […] differences between DispatchAction and LookupDispatchAction in Struts Framework […]

  3. gani k says:

    Action Vs DispatchAction?

  4. Bajju says:

    That’s given in javarevisited. Its not clear to me, Any other good way of difference ?

  5. kajal says:

    why DispatchAction is not useful for I18N Can anyone explain here…?

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