Collection merging in Spring

With this example we will show you how to merge Collections in Spring.

Since Spring 2.0, the container supports merging of collections. You can define <prop/>, <list/>, <map/> and <set/> of parent-style and then you can inherit the child-style element and override values of each type from parent collections. That is, the child collection’s values are the result of merging the elements of the parent and child collections, with the child’s collection elements overriding values specified in the parent collection.

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