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Setting application attribute

Joseph Sweet
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Joined: Jan 29, 2005
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Hi Friends,

I need to set some application attribute in the very beginning whenever tomcat is being restarted.

Where should i put the code to be executed???

somthing like:



any ideas?

Thanks, Joseph


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Ben Souther
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Joined: Dec 11, 2004
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That's what context listeners are for:
http://java.sun.com/j2ee/1.4/docs/api/javax/servlet/ServletContextListener.html


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Nikhilesh Fonseca
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Joined: Aug 23, 2004
Posts: 57
You can put that application scope variable
on init method of oyur controller servlet.That is the sevlet ewhich load on start up as 1.
Bear Bibeault
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Prior to the advent of context listeners, a load-on-startup servlet was frequently used to perform application-wide initialization, but a context listener is a much better way to do it now that they are available.

It is guarenteed that all context listeners are executed before any servlets are loaded or executed.


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