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property files in ejb tier

Monmohan Singh
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Joined: Aug 02, 2002
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I am using some third party jars which read some config data from property files( these files are again properietary). When I keep these property files in a folder and then set the classpath to the folder these jars run fine.
I am packing these jars in my Ear file and they are being used in ejb tier.When I used entry for the properties file and pack them in the ear, this doesn't work
The basic question is how does one read a property file in ejb-tier and where to package it ( something like WEB-INF/classes etc in web tier) so that they are automatically loaded by app server
Pradeep bhatt
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Joined: Feb 27, 2002
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Why dont you package it along with the EJB class files or put in some jar files in the ear.

Monmohan Singh
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okay here is the whole scenario,
I have aejb.jar and a thirdParty.jar. There are some properties file that thirdParty.jar uses. We are using the api of classes in this jar in aejb.jar.
The properties file I am packing alongwith aejb.jar but still the thirdParty.jar classes don't pick it.
In case I harcode them in classpath of weblogic they work
Lasse Koskela

Joined: Jan 23, 2002
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I think you could solve the problem by adding a Class-Path entry for aejb.jar into the file inside thirdParty.jar. I'm not saying you should do this (I tend to avoid touching 3rd party stuff for as long as possible).

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Monmohan Singh
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Isn't there a standard way of reading properties file in ejb tier? or nay specific way we can package them so that all jars pick them
I agree. Here's the link:
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