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Java property files best practices

 
ParagS Kulkarni
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I have to read the property file. Could suggest me the best way to handle the property file.
My code is deployed on the server as a jar file.
I have to totally avoid the hardcoding.

Currently I am reading the properties using.

Properties prop = readProperties("C:\\PPMCustomCode\\DemandService.properties");
String endpoint = (String)prop.getProperty("ENDPOINT_URL");

It is not convincing & not a best way.
I tried using the resource bundle also still some hard coding remains. Can I keep my properties file in the same folder as the jar file & it will take the relative path? In RAD we could configure it in the admin console. I don’t have that liberty to use server configuration settings here, as I am working on JBoss.
 
Siva Masilamani
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Ok here is how i am reading the property file in IBM websphere Appliation server

I have Set the System propery in the jvm command line option in websphere whose value is the path to property file

Then inside the code read the System property then use it read the property.

e.g.

system.properties
log_file_property_path=c:\app\log4j.properties
app_secific_property_path=c:\app\app.properties

then set the System property using -Dfile_paths="path to system.properties"

then in the code

String s=System.getProperty(file_paths);

Property p=new Property(s);

FYI

how to set system property in JBOSS visit here
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