Unable to find velocity template resources

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Great question - I solved my issue today as follows using Ecilpse:

  1. Put your template in the same folder hierarchy as your source code (not in a separate folder hierarchy even if you include it in the build path) as below: Where to put your template file

  2. In your code simply use the following lines of code (assuming you just want the date to be passed as data):

    VelocityEngine ve = new VelocityEngine();
    ve.setProperty(RuntimeConstants.RESOURCE_LOADER, "classpath");
    ve.setProperty("classpath.resource.loader.class", ClasspathResourceLoader.class.getName());
    ve.init();
    VelocityContext context = new VelocityContext();
    context.put("date", getMyTimestampFunction());
    Template t = ve.getTemplate( "templates/email_html_new.vm" );
    StringWriter writer = new StringWriter();
    t.merge( context, writer );
    

See how first we tell VelocityEngine to look in the classpath. Without this it wouldn't know where to look.

~ Answered on 2012-12-04 04:13:44


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