levant pied levant pied - 7 months ago 953
Java Question

Spring Boot - inject map from application.yml

I have a Spring Boot application with the following

- taken basically from here:

artifact: ${project.artifactId}
name: ${project.name}
description: ${project.description}
version: ${project.version}

I can inject particular values, e.g.

@Value("${info.build.artifact}") String value

I would like, however, to inject the whole map, i.e. something like this:

@Value("${info}") Map<String, Object> info

Is that (or something similar) possible? Obviously, I can load yaml directly, but was wondering if there's something already supported by Spring.


You can have a map injected using @ConfigurationProperties:

import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.Map;

import org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication;
import org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.EnableAutoConfiguration;
import org.springframework.boot.context.properties.ConfigurationProperties;
import org.springframework.boot.context.properties.EnableConfigurationProperties;
import org.springframework.context.annotation.Bean;
import org.springframework.context.annotation.Configuration;

public class MapBindingSample {

    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
        System.out.println(SpringApplication.run(MapBindingSample.class, args)

    public Test test() {
        return new Test();

    public static class Test {

        private Map<String, Object> info = new HashMap<String, Object>();

        public Map<String, Object> getInfo() {
            return this.info;

Running this with the yaml in the question produces:

{build={artifact=${project.artifactId}, version=${project.version}, name=${project.name}, description=${project.description}}}

There are various options for setting a prefix, controlling how missing properties are handled, etc. See the javadoc for more information.