using http://displaytag.homeip.net/displaytag-examples-1.2/example-checkboxes.jsp?d-148916-p=1&d-148916-s=&d-148916-o=&_chk=34264&_chk=24150 
I was able to implement select box that saves it's value when going from one page to another. I put a

I have a select all check box in the title
  <display:column title="<input type='checkbox' name='selectall' />" property="checkbox" />

When this is checked I could use javascript to select all the check box in the current page but my requirement is that I should select all the check box in all the pages. since  property="checkbox" is not a property of my List model and part of         org.displaytag.decorator.CheckboxTableDecorator decorator is there a way to set this field internally for each row. Any help will be appreciated.
thank you