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Complete read-write access to MailChimp enables developers to search (Lists, Campaigns, Reports, etc.), update items, edit customers, and more, from any Java/J2EE application.

Connect to MailChimp Data from a Connection Pool in Jetty

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

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

    <Configure id='mailchimpdemo' class="org.eclipse.jetty.webapp.WebAppContext"> <New id="mailchimpdemo" class=""> <Arg><Ref refid="mailchimpdemo"/></Arg> <Arg>jdbc/mailchimpdb</Arg> <Arg> <New class="cdata.jdbc.mailchimp.MailChimpDriver"> <Set name="url">jdbc:mailchimp:</Set> <Set name="APIKey">myAPIKey</Set> </New> </Arg> </New> </Configure>

    You can set the APIKey to the key you generate in your account settings, or, instead of providing your APIKey, you can use the OAuth standard to authenticate the application. OAuth can be used to enable other users to access their own data. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL by registering an app with MailChimp.

    See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

  4. Configure the resource in the Web.xml:

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

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.