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Reading property file in java

import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.util.Properties;
import org.apache.commons.logging.Log;
import org.apache.commons.logging.LogFactory;

public class DBProperties {

private static final Log log = LogFactory.getLog(DBProperties.class);
private static final String fileName = “database.properties”;
private static Properties properties;
private static DBProperties instance = null;

private DBProperties() {
properties = new Properties();
try {
InputStream is = getClass().getClassLoader().getResourceAsStream(fileName);
} catch (IOException ioe) {
log.error(“Exception occurred while reading the ” + fileName + “file. ” + ioe.getMessage());

public static DBProperties getInstance() {
log.info(“GetInstance method of DBProperties class”);
if (null == instance) {
instance = new DBProperties();
return instance;

public String getProperty(String propertyName) {
return properties.getProperty(propertyName);

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