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In order to use Zimbra Tag Library, tag library description file (tld) needs to be declared in the JSP page. The tag library is installed in the "service" webapp in /opt/zimbra/tomcat/webapps/service. The JSP page needs to be installed in the same webapp in order to use Zimbra Tag Library. tld is found at /opt/zimbra/tomcat/webapps/service/WEB-INF/zimbra.tld with the local URL of /WEB-INF/zimbra.tld.

 <%@ taglib uri="/WEB-INF/zimbra.tld" prefix="z" %>

The following data types are available from Zimbra Tag Library.

  • message
  • conversation
  • contact
  • property
  • zimletconfig


Returns the header value of the message specified by id and field. Or returns the entire message as raw string.

Required attributes:

  • id
  • field


 <z:message id="512" field="subject"/>
 <z:message id="512" field="raw"/>


Conversation is an array of messages. Individual message can be accessed using the index attribute.

Required attributes:

  • id
  • index
  • field


 <z:conversation id="568" index="1" field="subject"/>


Provides access to the fields of addressbook contact entries.

Required attributes:

  • id
  • field

Available fields:

  • birthday
  • callbackPhone
  • carPhone
  • company
  • companyPhone
  • department
  • email
  • email2
  • email3
  • fileAs
  • firstName
  • fullName
  • homeCity
  • homeCountry
  • homeFax
  • homePhone
  • homePhone2
  • homePostalCode
  • homeState
  • homeStreet
  • homeURL
  • initials
  • jobTitle
  • lastName
  • middleName
  • mobilePhone
  • namePrefix
  • nameSuffix
  • nickname
  • notes
  • office
  • otherCity
  • otherCountry
  • otherFax
  • otherPhone
  • otherPostalCode
  • otherState
  • otherStreet
  • otherURL
  • pager
  • workCity
  • workCountry
  • workFax
  • workPhone
  • workPhone2
  • workPostalCode
  • workState
  • workStreet
  • workURL


 <z:contact id="315" field="email"/>


Provides access to the fields of calendar appointment entries.

Required attributes:

  • id
  • field

Available fields:

  • starttime (Thu May 19 17:00:00 PDT 2005)
  • endtime (Thu May 19 17:00:00 PDT 2005)
  • recurring (true/false)
  • allday (true/false)
  • name
  • comment
  • status
  • freebusy


 <z:appointment id="641" field="starttime"/>


Can be used to get/set user properties for the Zimlet.

Required attribute:

  • zimlet


First mode of usage is inline substitution

 <z:property zimlet="com_zimbra_ymap" name="url"/>

To set a property

 <z:property zimlet="com_zimbra_ymap" action="set" name="username" value="test"/>

To get all the properties in a Map

 <z:property zimlet="com_zimbra_ymap" action="list" var="propMap"/>

Then the iteration of the map will return all the properties

 Map prop = (Map) pageContext.getRequest().getAttribute("propMap");
 for (Iterator iter = prop.entrySet().iterator(); iter.hasNext(); ) {
     Map.Entry entry = (Map.Entry)iter.next();
     String key = (String)entry.getKey();
     String val = (String)entry.getValue();


Used to access zimlet configuration.

Required attribute:

  • zimlet


To get global config

 <z:zimletconfig zimlet="com_zimbra_bugz" name="url" scope="global"/>

To get config local to the host

 <z:zimletconfig zimlet="com_zimbra_bugz" name="url" scope="local"/>

When scope is omitted, it will first look at the site config, then global config and look for the first match.

 <z:zimletconfig zimlet="com_zimbra_bugz" name="url"/>

Returns all the config in a Map.

 <z:zimletconfig zimlet="com_zimbra_bugz" action="list" var="conf"/>
 Map conf = (Map) pageContext.getRequest().getAttribute("conf");
 Map gconf = (Map) conf.get("global");
 Map lconf = (Map) conf.get("local");
 for (Iterator iter = gconf.entrySet().iterator(); iter.hasNext(); ) {
     Map.Entry entry = (Map.Entry)iter.next();
     String key = (String)entry.getKey();
     String val = (String)entry.getValue();
Verified Against: unknown Date Created: 3/14/2006
Article ID: https://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=ZimletJSP Date Modified: 03/24/2015

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