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properties file in eclipse

vianyrajnish rajnish
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Joined: Apr 22, 2007
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I am writing a java file in a package like com.abc to read the database
and created a properties file xxx which has user , password ..etc all db information and placing in the same package ...com.abc

but i am getting the file not found exception.. why? its not finding the properties file .

this is the java code i am writing in java file

Properties properties = new Properties();
properties.load(new FileInputStream("xxx.properties"));

where should i place the java file .

can anyone please help as i am beginner

Thanks ,
vinay rajnish
vianyrajnish rajnish
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Joined: Apr 22, 2007
Posts: 70


i tried this too.. which returns inputstraem object ..but invain.

any suggestion

thanks ,
vinay rajnish
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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In your first example, the file will be searched for in the application thread's current working directory. Usually, it's better to supply an absolute filesystem path so there won't be any doubt.

In your second example, the resource needs to be in the classpath that the current class was loading from. This one can be a little tricky, I've found.

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