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Possible to have list of systemProperties in an external file?

david halewood
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Joined: Dec 28, 2006
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I have just started with Maven today so am still getting up to speed. I have set up a selenium test in Eclipse, in my test I have baseUrl = System.getProperty("webdriver.base.url");

I then run the test via command line passing in the argument I want the base url to be

mvn clean test -Dwebdriver.base.url=http://www.google.com

My problem is that I am working on a test where I will need to pass in a lot of arguments and would prefer if I could read them from a properties file instead of having a massive command line argument.

Is this possible and can anyone point me to a tutorial so I can set this up?

I have read about the mojo properties maven plugin which I have added to my pom.xml but I haven't been able to get it working so far.
Peter Johnson
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I think what you are looking for is profiles, and using settings.xml to maintain multiple profiles. That's what I do to automatically switch from one test environment to another. These should get you started:
http://maven.apache.org/guides/introduction/introduction-to-profiles.html
http://maven.apache.org/settings.html


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Saif Asif
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Maven profiles will be the best solution to your problem. You will just have to define all your arguments and properties once in the settings.xml file and then when issueing the mvn install command , just specify which profile you are calling.


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