Class PropertiesLoaderSupport

  • public abstract class PropertiesLoaderSupport
    extends Object
    Base class for JavaBean-style components that need to load properties from one or more resources. Supports local properties as well, with configurable overriding.
    Juergen Hoeller
    • Field Detail

      • logger

        protected final Log logger
        Logger available to subclasses
      • localProperties

        protected Properties[] localProperties
      • localOverride

        protected boolean localOverride
    • Constructor Detail

      • PropertiesLoaderSupport

        public PropertiesLoaderSupport()
    • Method Detail

      • setProperties

        public void setProperties(Properties properties)
        Set local properties, e.g. via the "props" tag in XML bean definitions. These can be considered defaults, to be overridden by properties loaded from files.
      • setPropertiesArray

        public void setPropertiesArray(Properties[] propertiesArray)
        Set local properties, e.g. via the "props" tag in XML bean definitions, allowing for merging multiple properties sets into one.
      • setLocation

        public void setLocation(Resource location)
        Set a location of a properties file to be loaded.

        Can point to a classic properties file or to an XML file that follows JDK 1.5's properties XML format.

      • setLocations

        public void setLocations(Resource[] locations)
        Set locations of properties files to be loaded.

        Can point to classic properties files or to XML files that follow JDK 1.5's properties XML format.

        Note: Properties defined in later files will override properties defined earlier files, in case of overlapping keys. Hence, make sure that the most specific files are the last ones in the given list of locations.

      • setLocalOverride

        public void setLocalOverride(boolean localOverride)
        Set whether local properties override properties from files.

        Default is "false": Properties from files override local defaults. Can be switched to "true" to let local properties override defaults from files.

      • setIgnoreResourceNotFound

        public void setIgnoreResourceNotFound(boolean ignoreResourceNotFound)
        Set if failure to find the property resource should be ignored.

        "true" is appropriate if the properties file is completely optional. Default is "false".

      • setPropertiesPersister

        public void setPropertiesPersister(PropertiesPersister propertiesPersister)
        Set the PropertiesPersister to use for parsing properties files. The default is DefaultPropertiesPersister.
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      • mergeProperties

        protected Properties mergeProperties()
                                      throws IOException
        Return a merged Properties instance containing both the loaded properties and properties set on this FactoryBean.