I imagine this is a daft question and I'm missing something obvious, but...
I have 2 peoperties files. the usual applicationContext.xml which will be shipped within a war file, and I have an external properties file which I want to exist external to the war file, so that properties may be manipulated without needing to expand and recreate the war file.
I am loadin gthe applicationContext in the usual way through the web.xml.
Once that is created I want to then check the 2nd properties file,and load these new properties into the same context, overwriting vlaues if there is a conflict.
How can I do this.
I have tried calling loadBeanDefinition() (this is protected so I had to create a class that inherits from XmlWebApplicationContext so I could access it) but it doesn't seem to work.