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Store and Read key/value pairs

Paul Woods
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I have a need to store some user selectable options for a struts app, but am waffling as to the best way to store those. Are there any portable / acceptable ways to store key value pairs somewhere in the application, a key interest here being that the mechanism I use has to be writable. I can add and use a table for this in a database, but it seems a bit overkill.
Thanks, Paul
Junilu Lacar
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Not really a Struts question. Moving to Java in General (Intermediate).


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William Brogden
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For key/value pairs that are Strings, look at the Properties class in the java.util package. It is designed for exactly this purpose.
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Paul Woods
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Thanks, that looks interesting, and I'll look into it further. My primary concern with something this generic though, and perhaps there isn't a good answer, is being allowed to write to the file system when run under a servlet container (ie. Tomcat 4.x).
Thanks again, Paul
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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