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App Config files

Malatesh Karabisti
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Joined: Jul 28, 2010
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Hi All,

I have to requirement like where in I need to read the configuration files. probably configuration files are XML and again I am free to choose the type of the configuration file.

Can I use the JPA to read the application configurations ? I don't want to use the DB to save the configurations How can I achieve this ?

Please suggest.
James Sutherland
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Joined: Oct 01, 2007
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If you want to read XML files and convert them to objects, I would recommend JAXB. It is the standard for object-xml mapping.

EclipseLink Moxy supports JAXB and object-xml mapping.

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William P O'Sullivan
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Joined: Mar 28, 2012
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Is this a Spring framework application?

If so, you could extend PropertyPlaceHolderConfiguration and implement InitializingBean.

This will allow you to "inject" properties from either .properties files, xml, or DB.

We use this to maintain one single code-base packaged as a war and started pointing to one of many config files.

Malatesh Karabisti
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Joined: Jul 28, 2010
Posts: 153

Thanks for your reply, currently I am not using the Spring Frame work
I agree. Here's the link:
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