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Properties file not found

Shaji Ravindran
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Hi,
Iam running an web application on jakarta-tomcat-5.0.16 which is using property file but the java file is not able to pick the properties file.My java classes are in the package com.export. in WEB-INF\classes\com\export folder and i have put my property file named prop.properties in WEB-INF\classes folder as well as the WEB-INF\classes\com\export folder also, but when i acess the site from browser its showing
java.io.FileNotFoundException: prop.properties (The system cannot find the file specified)
at java.io.FileInputStream.open(Native Method)
at java.io.FileInputStream.<init>(FileInputStream.java:106)
at java.io.FileInputStream.<init>(FileInputStream.java:66)
If anyone could help me get this working, I would be most appreciative.
William Brogden
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What does the code that tries to open the properties file look like?
Shaji Ravindran
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Joined: Jan 12, 2002
Posts: 39
Hi,
Thanks for the response.The code is
Properties properties = new Properties();
try
{
properties.load(new FileInputStream("prop.properties"));
}
catch(Exception e)
{
e.printStackTrace();
}
When i runs this from console as standalone applications, it works fine,but its not working in tomcat.
[ February 13, 2004: Message edited by: Shaji Ravindran ]
William Brogden
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The code
depends on the "current" directory so it will work when you run it stand-alone from the directory where prop.properties lives. You can't count on the "current" directory in a servlet situation.
You have to provide either an absolute file location with FileInputStream or a web-application relative location with (ServletContext) getResourceAsStream
Bill
Shaji Ravindran
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Joined: Jan 12, 2002
Posts: 39
Hi,
Thanks for the responses, i got it working using the following code
InputStream is = getClass().getClassLoader().getResourceAsStream("prop.properties");
properties.load(is);
 
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