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Connect to Dynamics 365 Sales Data from a Connection Pool in Jetty

The CData JDBC Driver for Dynamics 365 Sales supports connection pooling: This article shows how to connect faster to Dynamics 365 Sales data from Web apps in Jetty.

The CData JDBC driver for Dynamics 365 Sales is easy to integrate with Java Web applications. This article shows how to efficiently connect to Dynamics 365 Sales data in Jetty by configuring the driver for connection pooling. You will configure a JNDI resource for Dynamics 365 Sales in Jetty.

Configure the JDBC Driver for Salesforce as a JNDI Data Source

Follow the steps below to connect to Salesforce from Jetty.

  1. Enable the JNDI module for your Jetty base. The following command enables JNDI from the command-line:

    java -jar ../start.jar --add-to-startd=jndi
  2. Add the CData and license file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory, into the lib subfolder of the context path.
  3. Declare the resource and its scope. Enter the required connection properties in the resource declaration. This example declares the Dynamics 365 Sales data source at the level of the Web app, in WEB-INF\jetty-env.xml.

    <Configure id='d365salesdemo' class="org.eclipse.jetty.webapp.WebAppContext"> <New id="d365salesdemo" class=""> <Arg><Ref refid="d365salesdemo"/></Arg> <Arg>jdbc/d365salesdb</Arg> <Arg> <New class="cdata.jdbc.d365sales.D365SalesDriver"> <Set name="url">jdbc:d365sales:</Set> <Set name="OrganizationUrl"></Set> </New> </Arg> </New> </Configure> Dynamics 365 uses the OAuth authentication standard. See the Getting Started section in the help documentation for a guide to completing the process.
  4. Configure the resource in the Web.xml:

    jdbc/d365salesdb javax.sql.DataSource Container
  5. You can then access Dynamics 365 Sales with a lookup to java:comp/env/jdbc/d365salesdb: InitialContext ctx = new InitialContext(); DataSource myd365sales = (DataSource)ctx.lookup("java:comp/env/jdbc/d365salesdb");

More Jetty Integration

The steps above show how to configure the driver in a simple connection pooling scenario. For more use cases and information, see the Working with Jetty JNDI chapter in the Jetty documentation.