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Problem accessing Properties value in Timer thread

Posted on 2010-01-11
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Last Modified: 2013-12-17
I'm have issue accessing properties values if I use schedular.. In the below code:
in my init() method I set properties value in setConfigProperties() method. If i call processInvoiceFiles() from the init() method, I can retrieve property value in processInvoiceFiles() method. However if I call  startSchedular(); method and then call  processInvoiceFiles(); inside run method I get no values from the properties object. Any help will really be appriciated

public void init(Properties properties){
        * Implements TimerTask's abstract run method.
        public void run(){
          System.out.println("Inside Run method of schedular");
        public void startSchedular(){
              TimerTask runSchedular  = new ASNSchedular();
              Timer timer = new Timer();
              timer.schedule(runSchedular,0, MINUTES);
      public void processInvoiceFiles(){
String out_bound_XML=  configProperties.getProperty("OUT_BOUND_XML_FOLDER_TO_BE_PROCESSED");
Question by:AjooAli
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by:Gurvinder Pal Singh
ID: 26290151
Please post the complete source code.

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Expert Comment

ID: 26290192
Can you post the complete code so that I can try it out on my local machine? Seems like something is missing.

Accepted Solution

malaki12003 earned 2000 total points
ID: 26290231
I think your problem is that you try to access to value property before realty it be set. because process of setting  and getting property is running concurrently. so you must grantee that access to property happen after property initialization. a question? "why you need to call processInvoiceFiles() in thread?" you can call it in init method. but if it is really your want then create a boolean variable that is a flag at first set it to false and  at end of  processInvoiceFiles set it to true. and wheneever you want to access to property must check if it is set to true if not you have to itrate in a loop to it set to true.
above solution may cause  busy waiting problem but it is easy a better solution is that you use wait/ notify mechanism in java.  

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