Connect to eBay Analytics Data from a Connection Pool in Jetty

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eBay Analytics JDBC Driver

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

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

    <Configure id='ebayanalyticsdemo' class="org.eclipse.jetty.webapp.WebAppContext"> <New id="ebayanalyticsdemo" class="org.eclipse.jetty.plus.jndi.Resource"> <Arg><Ref refid="ebayanalyticsdemo"/></Arg> <Arg>jdbc/ebayanalyticsdb</Arg> <Arg> <New class="cdata.jdbc.ebayanalytics.EbayAnalyticsDriver"> <Set name="url">jdbc:ebayanalytics:</Set> <Set name="OAuthClientId">MyAppID</Set> <Set name="OAuthClientSecret">MyCertID</Set> <Set name="RuName">MyRuName</Set> <Set name="InitiateOAuth">GETANDREFRESH</Set> </New> </Arg> </New> </Configure>

    You can authenticate to eBay Analytics only via the OAuth 2 authentication method. The eBay Analytics API requires an access token created with the authorization code grant flow to authorize the requests.

    You can follow the guide in the Help documentation for a step by step guide on how to authenticate using the OAuth 2 protocol.

  4. Configure the resource in the Web.xml:

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

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.