Connect to Blackbaud FE NXT Data from a Connection Pool in Jetty

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Blackbaud FE NXT JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT account data including Accounts, Budgets, Projects, and more!



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

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

    <Configure id='blackbaudfenxtdemo' class="org.eclipse.jetty.webapp.WebAppContext"> <New id="blackbaudfenxtdemo" class="org.eclipse.jetty.plus.jndi.Resource"> <Arg><Ref refid="blackbaudfenxtdemo"/></Arg> <Arg>jdbc/blackbaudfenxtdb</Arg> <Arg> <New class="cdata.jdbc.financialedgenxt.FinancialEdgeNXTDriver"> <Set name="url">jdbc:financialedgenxt:</Set> <Set name="SubscriptionKey">MySubscriptionKey</Set> <Set name="InitiateOAuth">GETANDREFRESH</Set> </New> </Arg> </New> </Configure>

    Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties.

    See the Getting Started guide in the CData driver documentation for more information.

  4. Configure the resource in the Web.xml:

    jdbc/blackbaudfenxtdb javax.sql.DataSource Container
  5. You can then access Blackbaud FE NXT with a lookup to java:comp/env/jdbc/blackbaudfenxtdb: InitialContext ctx = new InitialContext(); DataSource myblackbaudfenxt = (DataSource)ctx.lookup("java:comp/env/jdbc/blackbaudfenxtdb");

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.