Arif Acar Arif Acar - 5 months ago 165
Java Question

How to read data from java properties file using Spring Boot

I have an spring boot application and I wanna read some variable from my application.properties file. Infact above codes do that. But I think there is a good method for this alternative.

Properties prop = new Properties();
InputStream input = null;

try {
input = new FileInputStream("config.properties");
prop.load(input);
gMapReportUrl = prop.getProperty("gMapReportUrl");
} catch (IOException ex) {
ex.printStackTrace();
} finally {
...
}

Answer

You can use @PropertySource to externalize your configuration to a properties file. There is number of way to do get properties:

1. Assign the property values to fields by using @Value with PropertySourcesPlaceholderConfigurer to resolve ${} in @Value:

@Configuration
@PropertySource("file:config.properties")
public class ApplicationConfiguration {

    @Value("${gMapReportUrl}")
    private String gMapReportUrl;

    @Bean
    public static PropertySourcesPlaceholderConfigurer propertyConfigInDev() {
        return new PropertySourcesPlaceholderConfigurer();
    }

}

2. Get the property values by using Environment:

@Configuration
@PropertySource("file:config.properties")
public class ApplicationConfiguration {

    @Autowired
    private Environment env;

    public void foo() {
        env.getProperty("gMapReportUrl");
    }

}

Hope this can help