Properties are treated as files, and so are discovered relative to the CODEBASE, i,e., wherever in the file system the executing class is. What I usually do is bundle all my classes into a JAR file, and then put the properties file wherever I care to in the directory structure of the jar. You can also use the -jar option for the VM to "execute" the archive. ------------------ Michael Ernest, co-author of: The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide
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Originally posted by Dale DeMott: I'm looking to place my property file in my environment. Where should this be placed? How do I know where this class is looking for the properties file? Can someone help?? Dale
You can place the properties file anywhere in the classpath.
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subject: Property Files (placement of the file in the environment)