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Reading Evironment variable in context.xml

Posted on 2009-02-08
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Last Modified: 2013-11-24
Hello everybody,

this is my first question here (but won't be my last).

I've put the path to a networkshare in an environment variable of my context.xml in a Java Web Project. The path contains an '$'-sign.

When I read this variable into my servlet the '$' is ommitted. I've tried to escape it, but this doesn't seem to help.

As a temporarily solution I've created a workaround by substituting the '$' by another symbol and then replace this in my servlet.

But can someone tell me what is going on here?

xml ==>
<Environment name="path_to_networtkshare" 
       type="java.lang.String" override="false"/>
servlet ==>
String folderPathIZ;
Context ctx = new InitialContext();
folderPathAZ = (String)ctx.lookup("java:comp/env/path_to_networtkshare");

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Question by:De_Cisse
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Expert Comment

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Did you try with unicode \u0024


Author Comment

ID: 23588657
Do I simply replace: value="\\\\servername\\c$\\Java\\path" with value="\\\\servername\\c\u0024\\Java\\path" ?

In that case, this doesn't work.

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ID: 23588719

(I'm guessing)


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