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Connect to Bugzilla Data from a Connection Pool in Jetty

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

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

    <Configure id='bugzillademo' class="org.eclipse.jetty.webapp.WebAppContext"> <New id="bugzillademo" class=""> <Arg><Ref refid="bugzillademo"/></Arg> <Arg>jdbc/bugzilladb</Arg> <Arg> <New class="cdata.jdbc.bugzilla.BugzillaDriver"> <Set name="url">jdbc:bugzilla:</Set> <Set name="Url">http://yourdomain/Bugzilla</Set> <Set name="APIKey">abc123</Set> </New> </Arg> </New> </Configure>

    You can authenticate to your Bugzilla account using two parameters:

    • URL: The URL of your Bugzilla developer's page (the Home page).
    • ApiKey: API Keys can be generated from the Preferences -> API Keys section of your Bugzilla developer's page.
  4. Configure the resource in the Web.xml:

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

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.