Andrew K. Andrew K. - 3 months ago 18
Java Question

Using property placeholder location

I have database.properties file with some properties defined.
And also application-context.xml file where I'm trying to put these values to databaseRepository bean properties:

<context:property-placeholder location="file:property_placeholder/database.properties"/>
<bean id="databaseRepository" class="property_placeholder.DatabaseRepository">
<property name="host" value="${host}"/>
<property name="port" value="${port}"/>
<property name="user" value="${user}"/>
<property name="password" value="${password}"/>
</bean>


but when I'm trying to run app and read database.properties file I get the following errors:

Exception in thread "main" org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanInitializationException: Could not load properties; nested exception is java.io.FileNotFoundException: property_placeholder\database.properties (The system cannot find the path specified)
at org.springframework.context.support.PropertySourcesPlaceholderConfigurer.postProcessBeanFactory(PropertySourcesPlaceholderConfigurer.java:151)
at org.springframework.context.support.PostProcessorRegistrationDelegate.invokeBeanFactoryPostProcessors(PostProcessorRegistrationDelegate.java:265)
at org.springframework.context.support.PostProcessorRegistrationDelegate.invokeBeanFactoryPostProcessors(PostProcessorRegistrationDelegate.java:162)
at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.invokeBeanFactoryPostProcessors(AbstractApplicationContext.java:606)
at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.refresh(AbstractApplicationContext.java:462)
at org.springframework.context.support.ClassPathXmlApplicationContext.<init>(ClassPathXmlApplicationContext.java:139)
at org.springframework.context.support.ClassPathXmlApplicationContext.<init>(ClassPathXmlApplicationContext.java:83)
at property_placeholder.MainSpring.main(MainSpring.java:9)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:498)
at com.intellij.rt.execution.application.AppMain.main(AppMain.java:147)
Caused by: java.io.FileNotFoundException: property_placeholder\database.properties (The system cannot find the path specified)
at java.io.FileInputStream.open0(Native Method)
at java.io.FileInputStream.open(FileInputStream.java:195)
at java.io.FileInputStream.<init>(FileInputStream.java:138)
at java.io.FileInputStream.<init>(FileInputStream.java:93)
at sun.net.www.protocol.file.FileURLConnection.connect(FileURLConnection.java:90)
at sun.net.www.protocol.file.FileURLConnection.getInputStream(FileURLConnection.java:188)
at org.springframework.core.io.UrlResource.getInputStream(UrlResource.java:168)
at org.springframework.core.io.support.EncodedResource.getInputStream(EncodedResource.java:143)
at org.springframework.core.io.support.PropertiesLoaderUtils.fillProperties(PropertiesLoaderUtils.java:98)
at org.springframework.core.io.support.PropertiesLoaderSupport.loadProperties(PropertiesLoaderSupport.java:175)
at org.springframework.core.io.support.PropertiesLoaderSupport.mergeProperties(PropertiesLoaderSupport.java:156)
at org.springframework.context.support.PropertySourcesPlaceholderConfigurer.postProcessBeanFactory(PropertySourcesPlaceholderConfigurer.java:142)
... 12 more


Here's how files structure looks like:
structure

What I'm doing wrong here?

Answer

The error is actually FileNotFoundException: property_placeholder\database.properties, so makes sure that you provide the correct path to your properties file.

Here a correct path could be classpath:property_placeholder/database.properties according to your structure.

You need to put your file database.properties under resources/property_placeholder