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Loading Configuration files

Cindy Jones
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Joined: Oct 08, 2002
Posts: 66
I need to use config files in my application. My requirement is roughly as follows:

I have different properties that have different values in different environments
I would like my properties file to be an xml
I would prefer to use the same deployable in all environments with no modifications.

My plan is as follows:
Use apache commons configuration (xml)
Define separate configuration files for different environments(Dev, Qa, Prod)
Identify the environment to use using a JVM argument.

My question is:
What is the standard way of loading the configuration file? Have a singleton class that loads the config file and that has a get method?






Jeff Storey
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Joined: Apr 07, 2007
Posts: 230
Cindy,

I have used a singleton like you suggested in the past and it works quite well. That should be as good an approach as any.

Jeff
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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