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Connect to Act CRM Data from a Connection Pool in Jetty

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

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

    <Configure id='actcrmdemo' class="org.eclipse.jetty.webapp.WebAppContext"> <New id="actcrmdemo" class=""> <Arg><Ref refid="actcrmdemo"/></Arg> <Arg>jdbc/actcrmdb</Arg> <Arg> <New class="cdata.jdbc.actcrm.ActCRMDriver"> <Set name="url">jdbc:actcrm:</Set> <Set name="URL"></Set> <Set name="User">myUser</Set> <Set name="Password">myPassword</Set> <Set name="ActDatabase">MyDB</Set> </New> </Arg> </New> </Configure>

    The User and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid Act! user credentials. In addition to the authentication values, see the following:

    • Connecting to Act! Premium

      In addition to the authentication values, the URL to Act! is also required; for example

      Additionally, you must specify the ActDatabase you will connect to. This is found by going to the About Act! Premium menu of your account, at the top right of the page, in the ? menu. Use the Database Name in the window that appears.

    • Connecting to Act! Premium Cloud

      To connect to your Act! Premium Cloud account, you also need to specify the ActCloudName property. This property is found in the URL address of the Cloud account; for example

    Note that retrieving ActCRM metadata can be expensive. It is advised that you set the CacheMetadata property to store the metadata locally.

  4. Configure the resource in the Web.xml:

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

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.