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Connect to ShipStation Data from a Connection Pool in Jetty

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

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

    <Configure id='shipstationdemo' class="org.eclipse.jetty.webapp.WebAppContext"> <New id="shipstationdemo" class=""> <Arg><Ref refid="shipstationdemo"/></Arg> <Arg>jdbc/shipstationdb</Arg> <Arg> <New class="cdata.jdbc.shipstation.ShipStationDriver"> <Set name="url">jdbc:shipstation:</Set> <Set name="APIKey">'YourAPIKey'</Set> <Set name="APISecret">'YourAPISecret'</Set> </New> </Arg> </New> </Configure>

    Use the BASIC Authentication standard to connect.

    1. Login to your ShipStation account
    2. Click on the settings icon in the upper right corner. A column menu will show up on the left
    3. Click Account -> API Settings
    4. On the API Settings page, note the API Key and API Secret.

    Authenticating to ShipStation

    • APIKey: Set this to the API key from the API settings page.
    • APISecret: Set this to the Secret key from the API settings page.
  4. Configure the resource in the Web.xml:

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

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.