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Managing JSON Configuration Files in Angular


Managing configurations in any application is crucial for its scalability and maintainability. In Angular applications, one common approach is to use a JSON file to hold configuration settings. This article will guide you through the process of creating, reading, and utilizing a JSON configuration file in Angular.


  • Basic understanding of Angular and TypeScript.
  • Node.js and Angular CLI installed.

Creating a JSON Configuration File

First, let's create a config.json file in the assets folder of your Angular project.

  "apiBaseUrl": ""
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Mapping JSON File to TypeScript Object

To map this JSON file to a TypeScript object, we'll create an interface named Configuration.

export interface Configuration {
  apiBaseUrl: string;
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Reading the Configuration File in Angular

We'll use Angular's HttpClient to read the JSON file and store it in a configuration object. In your AppModule, add the following code:

import { InjectionToken } from '@angular/core';

export const configurationToken = new InjectionToken('Configuration');

// In your providers array
  provide: configurationToken,
  useValue: settings // Assume settings is the object read from config.json
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Utilizing Configuration in Services

To use this configuration in other Angular services, you can inject it into the service constructor.

import { Inject } from '@angular/core';

constructor(@Inject(configurationToken) private configuration: Configuration) {
  console.log(this.configuration.apiBaseUrl); // Outputs:
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By following these steps, you can easily manage configurations in your Angular application, making it more maintainable and scalable.


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