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Configure the CData JDBC Driver for NetSuite in a Connection Pool in Tomcat

Connect to NetSuite data from a connection pool in Tomcat.

The CData JDBC Drivers support standard JDBC interfaces to integrate with Web applications running on the JVM. This article details how to connect to NetSuite data from a connection pool in Tomcat.

Connect to NetSuite Data through a Connection Pool in Tomcat

  1. Copy the CData JAR and CData .lic file to $CATALINA_HOME/lib. The CData JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  2. Add a definition of the resource to the context. Specify the JDBC URL here.

    The User and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid NetSuite user credentials. In addition, the AccountId must be set to the Id of a company account that can be used by the specified User. The RoleId can be optionally specified to log in the user with limited permissions.

    See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for more information on connecting to NetSuite.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the NetSuite JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.netsuite.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    You can see the JDBC URL specified in the resource definition below.

    <Resource name="jdbc/netsuite" auth="Container" type="javax.sql.DataSource" driverClassName="cdata.jdbc.netsuite.NetSuiteDriver" factory="org.apache.tomcat.jdbc.pool.DataSourceFactory" url="jdbc:netsuite:Account Id=XABC123456;Password=password;User=user;Role Id=3;Version=2013_1;" maxActive="20" maxIdle="10" maxWait="-1" />

    To allow a single application to access NetSuite data, add the code above to the context.xml in the application's META-INF directory.

    For a shared resource configuration, add the code above to the context.xml located in $CATALINA_BASE/conf. A shared resource configuration provides connectivity to NetSuite for all applications.

  3. Add a reference to the resource to the web.xml for the application. NetSuite data JSP jdbc/NetSuite javax.sql.DataSource Container
  4. Initialize connections from the connection pool: Context initContext = new InitialContext(); Context envContext = (Context)initContext.lookup("java:/comp/env"); DataSource ds = (DataSource)envContext.lookup("jdbc/NetSuite"); Connection conn = ds.getConnection();

More Tomcat Integration

The steps above show how to connect to NetSuite data in a simple connection pooling scenario. For more use cases and information, see the JNDI Datasource How-To in the Tomcat documentation.