(Quick Reference)

servletContext

Purpose

The servletContext object is an instance of the Servlet API's ServletContext class.

Examples

class BookController {
    def doSomething = {
        def input
        try {
            input = servletContext.getResourceAsStream("/WEB-INF/myscript.groovy")
            def result = new GroovyShell().evaluate(input.text)
            render result
        }
        finally {
           input.close()
        }
    }
}

Description

The Servlet API's ServletContext is useful for, amongst other things, storing global application attributes, reading local server resources and establishing information about the servlet container.

Grails adds additional methods to the standard Servlet API's servletContext object. See link for details.