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From "Andreas Probst" <andpr...@gmx.net>
Subject RE: How to specify the location of a properties file.
Date Tue, 08 Oct 2002 16:57:20 GMT
Yes Donie,

but this won't work if the webapp is deployed as a war without 
expansion.

Andreas


On 8 Oct 2002 at 17:06, Donie Kelly wrote:

> Here is the simple solution
> 
>     ServletContext sc;
>     String RootPath=null;
>   
>            sc = getServletContext();
>             RootPath = sc.getRealPath("/");
>  
> Donie           
>  
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andreas Probst [mailto:andpro77@gmx.net]
> Sent: 08 October 2002 16:31
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: How to specify the location of a properties file.
> 
> Hi Mehdi,
> 
> you could get the resource stream from within a servlet's init()
> method (where you have a ServletContext) and pass it to the
> other object that needs it.
> 
> I do it pretty similar. But instead of passing the stream I pass
> the servletContext.
> 
> Andreas
> 
> 
> On 8 Oct 2002 at 15:40, Mehdi.Nejad@bluewave.com wrote:
> 
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > There was no ServletContext.getResourceAsStream () ... maybe this is
> > because the whole project is a bunch of utilities for my web-app, and is
> > not a webapp itself ? The class that needs the properties file, is not
> part
> > of the webapp. So anyway, i tried the closest available method.. (or so i
> > thought);
> >
> > p.load( javax.servlet.ServletContext.class.getResourceAsStream(
> > "/WEB-INF/myprops.properties") );
> >
> > which also did not work.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Mehdi
> >
> > Mehdi Nejad - Senior Developer
> > mehdi.nejad@bluewave.com
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > Bluewave Ltd - Online Creations
> > http://www.bluewave.com
> > Tel. +44 (0)20 7479 8394
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >
> >
> >
> 
> >                       "Andreas Probst"
> 
> >                       <andpro77@gmx.net        To:       "Tomcat Users
> List" <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>                   
> >                       >                        cc:
> 
> >                                                Subject:  Re: How to
> specify the location of a properties file.                  
> >                       08/10/2002 13:57
> 
> >                       Please respond to
> 
> >                       "Tomcat Users
> 
> >                       List"
> 
> >
> 
> >
> 
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi Mehdi,
> >
> > I have my properties file in /WEB-INF. Eclipse doesn't delete it
> > there. I access it with
> >
> > InputStream propsIn  = servletContext.getResourceAsStream("/WEB-
> > INF/dms.properties");
> > props.load(propsIn);
> >
> > As far as I know this also works when the web-app ist deployed
> > as a war without expansion.
> >
> > Hope that helps.
> >
> > Andreas
> >
> >
> >
> > On 8 Oct 2002 at 12:48, Mehdi.Nejad@bluewave.com wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > I use the getResourceAsStram() method also, but i find that my IDE,
> tends
> > > to remove the properties file from my classpath, as soon as I do a
> build,
> > > which is not nice.
> > >
> > > In the particular case i have now, I don't want to specify the
> parameters
> > > in my web.xml, because the utility that requires a properties file, is
> > not
> > > actually a web-app, rather a bunch of utility classes used by my webapp.
> > > Im not keen to implement a "setProperties()" method, as this would mean
> > > changing stuff, so im just re-copying the properties into my classes
> > folder
> > > after each build.. (unless someone can tell me how to tell WSAD to stop
> > > deleting my properties file... but .. *ahem* thats not a Tomcat question
> > :)
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > > Mehdi
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> > >                       Justin Ruthenbeck
> >
> > >                       <justinr@nextengi        To:       "Tomcat Users
> > List" <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> > >                       ne.com>                  cc:
> >
> > >                                                Subject:  Re: How to
> > specify the location of a properties file.
> > >                       07/10/2002 22:20
> >
> > >                       Please respond to
> >
> > >                       "Tomcat Users
> >
> > >                       List"
> >
> > >
> >
> > >
> >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Niaz ...
> > >
> > > The idea is to load the properties file like you would any other java
> > > resource at runtime ... this is (almost) always better, IMHO, than using
> > > something J2EE-specific like initialization parameters to a servlet.
> > >
> > > The relevant code would look something like this:
> > >
> > > InputStream inStream = this.getClass().getResourceAsStream("/my.props");
> > > Properties props = new Properties(inStream);
> > >
> > > or
> > >
> > > Properties prop = new Properties();
> > > prop.load(this.getClass().getResourceAsStream
> > ("/MyProperties.properties"));
> > >
> > > There was a thread some time ago that went over this.  You can see the
> > > details at:
> > > http://www.mail-archive.com/tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org/msg63518.html
> > >
> > > Hope this helps...
> > > justin
> > >
> > >
> > > At 01:40 PM 10/7/2002, you wrote:
> > > >Justin,
> > > >
> > > >I am facing the same problem. Your approach seems to be an elegent one.
> > > >Would you mind eleborating on the idea a little bit more. Some code
> > > snippet
> > > >would definitely be helpful.
> > > >
> > > >I thank you in advance.
> > > >
> > > >niaz.
> > > >----- Original Message -----
> > > >From: "Justin Ruthenbeck" <justinr@nextengine.com>
> > > >To: "Tomcat Users List" <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> > > >Sent: Monday, October 07, 2002 4:06 PM
> > > >Subject: Re: How to specify the location of a properties file.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Shaun --
> > > > >
> > > > > Consider dynamically loading the properties file from your classpath
> > > using
> > > > > a class loader.  This way, you can put the files anywhere you please
> > > and
> > > > > just include that directory in your classpath (or put them someplace
> > > > > already in your classpath).  If you need more specifics, let me know
> > > and
> > > > > I'd be happy to help...
> > > > >
> > > > > justin
> > > > >
> > > > > At 01:00 PM 10/7/2002, you wrote:
> > > > > >I've got a servlet running under Tomcat and I need to read in
the
> > > >contents
> > > > > >of a properties file.  There will be different properties files
for
> > > each
> > > > > >system specified using an init parameter.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >I'm having problems reading this property file at the moment
in my
> > > java
> > > > > >class as the way I am doing it at the moment always looks where
I
> > > started
> > > > > >Tomcat from i.e the /bin directory.  I can specify a full path
to
> > the
> > > >file
> > > > > >but this is not very system independent and limits me to either
> > > Windows
> > > >or
> > > > > >Unix.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >What I need is to specify the location of the file relative to
the
> > > webapp
> > > > > >directory.  I have tried the url class but it doesn't seem to
work,
> > or
> > > > > >maybe it is working but looking in a different place to where
my
> > > > > >properties file is.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >Can anyone suggest what I am doing wrong or provide any help
on the
> > > use
> > > >of
> > > > > >urls in Tomcat?
> > > > > >
> > > > > >Thanks
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >Shaun
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
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