Spring Boot application.properties value not populating

The Solution to Spring Boot application.properties value not populating is


The way you are performing the injection of the property will not work, because the injection is done after the constructor is called.

You need to do one of the following:

Better solution

@Component
public class MyBean {

    private final String prop;

    @Autowired
    public MyBean(@Value("${some.prop}") String prop) {
        this.prop = prop;
        System.out.println("================== " + prop + "================== ");
    }
}

Solution that will work but is less testable and slightly less readable

@Component
public class MyBean {

    @Value("${some.prop}")
    private String prop;

    public MyBean() {

    }

    @PostConstruct
    public void init() {
        System.out.println("================== " + prop + "================== ");
    }
}

Also note that is not Spring Boot specific but applies to any Spring application

~ Answered on 2014-09-10 12:06:44


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