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calling properties files from static class

Kevin P Smith
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Joined: Feb 18, 2005
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I have a simple static class for creating a db connection, and need to be able to call a properties file with the db details in it from this class.

At the moment it uses a very basic:-

Properties props = new Properties();
props.load( new FileInputStream(new File("C:\\Java\\Tomcat \\webapps\\dbinit.properties")));

method, which is fine for a static location of the file, but a bit ugly.

I want to move the properties file into the WebApp (under /class folder I think) so need to know how to call the file from there?
Rahul Bhattacharjee
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Joined: Nov 29, 2005
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This has been taken from Jaikiran Pai's (One of the bartenders in Javaranch) blog.It explains as how can you read a properties file from within a web application.


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