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Connect to Drip Data from a Connection Pool in Jetty

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

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

    <Configure id='dripdemo' class="org.eclipse.jetty.webapp.WebAppContext"> <New id="dripdemo" class=""> <Arg><Ref refid="dripdemo"/></Arg> <Arg>jdbc/dripdb</Arg> <Arg> <New class="cdata.jdbc.api.APIDriver"> <Set name="url">jdbc:api:</Set> <Set name="Profile">C:\profiles\Drip.apip</Set> <Set name="ProfileSettings">'APIKey</Set> </New> </Arg> </New> </Configure>

    Start by setting the Profile connection property to the location of the Drip Profile on disk (e.g. C:\profiles\Drip.apip). Next, set the ProfileSettings connection property to the connection string for Drip (see below).

    Drip API Profile Settings

    To use Token Authentication, specify your APIKey within the ProfileSettings connection property. The APIKey should be set to your Drip personal API Token.

  4. Configure the resource in the Web.xml:

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

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.