There are lots of ways of doing this, but this may help you a bit.
This example uses the Oracle "thin" driver, but it should work for any database/driver combination. In your code you will need to read in the properties either as a "Properties" instance or "ResourceBundle" instance, and then get the values appropriately. If you go the "Properties" route, this would work (shared for its functionality, not for style points):
There are several ways of reading in a properties file, this one being less elegant. If you are running in a Web environment I recommend that you use the "ResourceBundle" class. Give it a try ... [ September 04, 2003: Message edited by: Wayne L Johnson ]