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How to Get Module and Application Name in JEE Applications

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How to Get Module and Application Name in JEE Applications

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For those of you who always wanted to get the name of the application or the module at runtime in a JEE application, here is a solution:

 @Resource(lookup="java:module/ModuleName")  
 private String moduleName;

 @Resource(lookup="java:app/AppName")  
 private String applicationName;  


It's been there since JEE 6 and it's easy and portable!

There is also the opportunity to get those names via JNDI lookup

String myModuleName = (String) initialContext.lookup("java:module/ModuleName");  
 String myApplicationName = (String) initialContext.lookup("java:app/AppName");  


If you don't need the names in a field but just in a single method this is the way to go.

The default module name is the base name of an ejb-jar or WAR archive.
The default application name is the base name of an EAR archive.

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