Spring Boot - Runners


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Application Runner and Command Line Runner interfaces lets you to execute the code after the Spring Boot application is started. You can use these interfaces to perform any actions immediately after the application has started. This chapter talks about them in detail.

Application Runner

Application Runner is an interface used to execute the code after the Spring Boot application started. The example given below shows how to implement the Application Runner interface on the main class file.

package com.tutorialspoint.demo;

import org.springframework.boot.ApplicationArguments;
import org.springframework.boot.ApplicationRunner;
import org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication;
import org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.SpringBootApplication;

@SpringBootApplication
public class DemoApplication implements ApplicationRunner {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      SpringApplication.run(DemoApplication.class, args);
   }
   @Override
   public void run(ApplicationArguments arg0) throws Exception {
      System.out.println("Hello World from Application Runner");
   }
}

Now, if you observe the console window below Hello World from Application Runner, the println statement is executed after the Tomcat started. Is the following screenshot relevant?

Hello World From Application Runner

Command Line Runner

Command Line Runner is an interface. It is used to execute the code after the Spring Boot application started. The example given below shows how to implement the Command Line Runner interface on the main class file.

package com.tutorialspoint.demo;

import org.springframework.boot.CommandLineRunner;
import org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication;
import org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.SpringBootApplication;

@SpringBootApplication
public class DemoApplication implements CommandLineRunner {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      SpringApplication.run(DemoApplication.class, args);
   }
   @Override
   public void run(String... arg0) throws Exception {
      System.out.println("Hello world from Command Line Runner");
   }
}

Look at the console window below “Hello world from Command Line Runner” println statement is executed after the Tomcat started.

Command Line Runner

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