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Connect to Bing Search Results from a Connection Pool in Jetty

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

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

    <Configure id='bingsearchdemo' class="org.eclipse.jetty.webapp.WebAppContext"> <New id="bingsearchdemo" class="org.eclipse.jetty.plus.jndi.Resource"> <Arg><Ref refid="bingsearchdemo"/></Arg> <Arg>jdbc/bingsearchdb</Arg> <Arg> <New class="cdata.jdbc.bing.BingDriver"> <Set name="url">jdbc:bing:</Set> <Set name="APIKey">MyAPIKey</Set> </New> </Arg> </New> </Configure>

    To connect to Bing, set the ApiKey connection property. To obtain the API key, sign into Microsoft Cognitive Services and register for the Bing Search APIs.

    Two API keys are then generated; select either one.

    When querying tables, the SearchTerms parameter must be supplied in the WHERE clause.

  4. Configure the resource in the Web.xml:

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

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.