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Connect to Alfresco Data from a Connection Pool in Jetty

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

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

    <Configure id='alfrescodemo' class="org.eclipse.jetty.webapp.WebAppContext"> <New id="alfrescodemo" class=""> <Arg><Ref refid="alfrescodemo"/></Arg> <Arg>jdbc/alfrescodb</Arg> <Arg> <New class="cdata.jdbc.alfresco.AlfrescoDriver"> <Set name="url">jdbc:alfresco:</Set> <Set name="User">MyUsername</Set> <Set name="Password">MyPassword</Set> <Set name="Format">Solr</Set> <Set name="InstanceUrl"></Set> </New> </Arg> </New> </Configure>

    To connect to Alfresco, the following connection properties must be supplied: User, Password, and InstanceUrl. User and Password correspond to the login credentials that you use to access Alfresco in a web browser. InstanceUrl corresponds to the Alfresco instance you will be querying. For instance, if you expect your queries to hit, you should supply for InstanceUrl.

  4. Configure the resource in the Web.xml:

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

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.