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Connect to Salesforce Marketing Data from a Connection Pool in Jetty

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

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

    <Configure id='salesforcemarketingdemo' class="org.eclipse.jetty.webapp.WebAppContext"> <New id="salesforcemarketingdemo" class=""> <Arg><Ref refid="salesforcemarketingdemo"/></Arg> <Arg>jdbc/salesforcemarketingdb</Arg> <Arg> <New class="cdata.jdbc.sfmarketingcloud.SFMarketingCloudDriver"> <Set name="url">jdbc:sfmarketingcloud:</Set> <Set name="User">myUser</Set> <Set name="Password">myPassword</Set> <Set name="InitiateOAuth">GETANDREFRESH</Set> </New> </Arg> </New> </Configure>

    Authenticating to the Salesforce Marketing Cloud APIs

    Set the User and Password to your login credentials, or to the credentials for a sandbox user if you are connecting to a sandbox account.

    Connecting to the Salesforce Marketing Cloud APIs

    By default, the data provider connects to production environments. Set UseSandbox to true to use a Salesforce Marketing Cloud sandbox account.

    The default Instance is s7 of the Web Services API; however, if you use a different instance, you can set Instance.

  4. Configure the resource in the Web.xml:

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

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.