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Connect to OFX Data from a Connection Pool in Jetty

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

The CData JDBC driver for OFX is easy to integrate with Java Web applications. This article shows how to efficiently connect to OFX data in Jetty by configuring the driver for connection pooling. You will configure a JNDI resource for OFX 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 OFX data source at the level of the Web app, in WEB-INF\jetty-env.xml.

    <Configure id='ofxdemo' class="org.eclipse.jetty.webapp.WebAppContext"> <New id="ofxdemo" class=""> <Arg><Ref refid="ofxdemo"/></Arg> <Arg>jdbc/ofxdb</Arg> <Arg> <New class="cdata.jdbc.ofx.OFXDriver"> <Set name="url">jdbc:ofx:</Set> <Set name="OFXUser">myUser</Set> <Set name="OFXPassword">myPassword</Set> <Set name="FIID">myFIID</Set> </New> </Arg> </New> </Configure>

    The OFXUser and OFXPassword properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid OFX user credentials. In addition to this, you will need to configure FIURL, FIOrganizationName, and FIID, which will be specific for the financial institution. You will also need to provide application-specific settings, including OFXVersion, ApplicationVersion, and ApplicationId.

    To connect to some services, you will need to provide additional account information such as AccountId, AccountType, BankId, BrokerId, and CCNumber.

  4. Configure the resource in the Web.xml:

    jdbc/ofxdb javax.sql.DataSource Container
  5. You can then access OFX with a lookup to java:comp/env/jdbc/ofxdb: InitialContext ctx = new InitialContext(); DataSource myofx = (DataSource)ctx.lookup("java:comp/env/jdbc/ofxdb");

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.