Connect to Salesforce Chatter Data from a Connection Pool in Jetty

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Chatter JDBC Driver

A straightforward interface to connect any Java application with Salesforce Chatter integration capabilities including Comments, Groups, Feeds, and more!

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

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

    <Configure id='chatterdemo' class="org.eclipse.jetty.webapp.WebAppContext"> <New id="chatterdemo" class=""> <Arg><Ref refid="chatterdemo"/></Arg> <Arg>jdbc/chatterdb</Arg> <Arg> <New class="cdata.jdbc.salesforcechatter.SalesforceChatterDriver"> <Set name="url">jdbc:salesforcechatter:</Set> <Set name="OAuthClientId">MyOAuthClientId</Set> <Set name="OAuthClientSecret">MyOAuthClientSecret</Set> <Set name="CallbackURL">http://localhost:343343</Set> <Set name="InitiateOAuth">GETANDREFRESH</Set> </New> </Arg> </New> </Configure>

    Salesforce Chatter uses OAuth 2.0 authentication. To authenticate to Salesforce Chatter via OAuth 2.0, you will need to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL by registering an app with Salesforce Chatter.

  4. Configure the resource in the Web.xml:

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

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.