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Get all Request Parameters in Servlet

With this tutorial we shall show you how to get all requests parameters in a Java Servlet. This the most basic step you have to consider when developing a Servelt application because HTTP is based mostly on parameters exchange.

Basically in order to get all Request Parameters in Servlet, one should take the following steps:

  • Create a handleRequest method so you can use it both in doGet and doPost methods.
  • Use HttpServletRequest.getParameterNames to get an Enumeration of parameter names.
  • Use HttpServletRequest.getParameterValues(paramName) to get the parameters values.
Let’s see the simple code snippets that follow:
package com.javacodegeeks.snippets.enterprise;

import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.PrintWriter;
import java.util.Enumeration;

import javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;

public class GetAllRequestParametersInServlet extends HttpServlet {

	private static final long serialVersionUID = -2128122335811219481L;

	public void doGet(HttpServletRequest req, HttpServletResponse res) throws IOException {
		handleRequest(req, res);

	public void doPost(HttpServletRequest req, HttpServletResponse res) throws IOException {
		handleRequest(req, res);

	public void handleRequest(HttpServletRequest req, HttpServletResponse res) throws IOException {

		PrintWriter out = res.getWriter();

		Enumeration<String> parameterNames = req.getParameterNames();

		while (parameterNames.hasMoreElements()) {

			String paramName = parameterNames.nextElement();

			String[] paramValues = req.getParameterValues(paramName);
			for (int i = 0; i < paramValues.length; i++) {
				String paramValue = paramValues[i];
				out.write("t" + paramValue);






<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<web-app xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
  xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee" xmlns:web="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_2_5.xsd"
  xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_2_5.xsd"

	<display-name>JCG Snippets Web Project</display-name>

		<servlet-name>JCG Snippets Application</servlet-name>

		<servlet-name>JCG Snippets Application</servlet-name>






This was an example on how to get all Request Parameters in Servlet.

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4 years ago

I’am copy and past this code but when insert manual parameters Nothing happen

Vivek Bhadiyadra
Vivek Bhadiyadra
10 months ago

I’am copy and past this code but when insert manual parameters Nothing happen

Joe Dunn
Joe Dunn
5 months ago

I’am copy and past this code but when insert manual parameters Nothing happen