Using Deployment Plan to Alter Environment Variable Values (Defined in web.xml) to Suit Different Environments

(Doc ID 1329176.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Weblogic Server - Version 10.3 to 10.3.5
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 21-May-2013***

Goal

Sometimes there is a requirement to pass environment-specific data to an application. One of the possible ways is to declare this data in terms of environment variables ("env-entry" types) in a deployment descriptor of a JEE application. For instance, consider following snippet from web.xml where a "String" type environment variable "ldap_url" is defined and its value set to "ldap://localhost:7001":

What if there is a need to pass a different value to variable "ldap_url" in different environments (like test or production) without actually touching the descriptor files? This document discusses a way forward with the use of WebLogic deployment plans.

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