Module Configuration

Fili has two main configuration avenues, the domain object configuration (Metrics, Dimensions, and Tables) which happens via compiled Java code, and module configuration via properties. The domain configuration is covered elsewhere, and we’ll only cover the module configuration infrastructure here.

The system for property configuration that Fili uses lives in it’s own sub-module. This system is extensible and reusable so that other Fili modules, and even other projects, can leverage it for their own property config needs. That sub-module has it’s own deep set of documentation, so we’ll be focusing only on how to use it for configuring Fili.

Configuration Sources and Overrides

Configuration for Fili modules can come from multiple locations, and allows for overriding other settings. This is particularly useful when overriding a property set in a module to turn off a feature, or to override a default configuration for your application in a certain environment, for example.

Configuration sources are shown below, and are resolved in priority order, with higher-priority sources overriding settings from lower-priority sources. Sources that are files must be available to Fili on the Classpath in order to be loaded.

Priority Source Notes
(High) 1 Environment variables  
2 Java properties  
3* For a controlling a specific, non-standard environment, like a dev box
4 For test runner overrides
5 Every application MUST provide one of these
(Low) 6 files will be applied in dependency order

* Since is often used while developing to turn features on and off, .gitignore includes a rule to ignore this file by default to help prevent checking it in accidentally.