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Connect to Sage 300 Data from a Connection Pool in Jetty

The Sage 300 JDBC Driver supports connection pooling: This article shows how to connect faster to Sage 300 data from Web apps in Jetty.

The CData JDBC driver for Sage 300 is easy to integrate with Java Web applications. This article shows how to efficiently connect to Sage 300 data in Jetty by configuring the driver for connection pooling. You will configure a JNDI resource for Sage 300 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 Sage 300 data source at the level of the Web app, in WEB-INF\jetty-env.xml.

    <Configure id='sage300demo' class="org.eclipse.jetty.webapp.WebAppContext"> <New id="sage300demo" class="org.eclipse.jetty.plus.jndi.Resource"> <Arg><Ref refid="sage300demo"/></Arg> <Arg>jdbc/sage300db</Arg> <Arg> <New class="cdata.jdbc.sage300.Sage300Driver"> <Set name="url">jdbc:sage300:</Set> <Set name="User">SAMPLE</Set> <Set name="Password">password</Set> <Set name="URL">http://127.0.0.1/Sage300WebApi/v1/-/</Set> <Set name="Company">SAMINC</Set> </New> </Arg> </New> </Configure>

    Sage 300 requires some initial setup in order to communicate over the Sage 300 Web API.

    • Set up the security groups for the Sage 300 user. Give the Sage 300 user access to the option under Security Groups (per each module required).
    • Edit both web.config files in the /Online/Web and /Online/WebApi folders; change the key AllowWebApiAccessForAdmin to true. Restart the webAPI app-pool for the settings to take.
    • Once the user access is configured, click https://server/Sage300WebApi/ to ensure access to the web API.

    Authenticate to Sage 300 using Basic authentication.

    Connect Using Basic Authentication

    You must provide values for the following properties to successfully authenticate to Sage 300. Note that the provider reuses the session opened by Sage 300 using cookies. This means that your credentials are used only on the first request to open the session. After that, cookies returned from Sage 300 are used for authentication.

    • Url: Set this to the url of the server hosting Sage 300. Construct a URL for the Sage 300 Web API as follows: {protocol}://{host-application-path}/v{version}/{tenant}/ For example, http://localhost/Sage300WebApi/v1.0/-/.
    • User: Set this to the username of your account.
    • Password: Set this to the password of your account.
  4. Configure the resource in the Web.xml:

    jdbc/sage300db javax.sql.DataSource Container
  5. You can then access Sage 300 with a lookup to java:comp/env/jdbc/sage300db: InitialContext ctx = new InitialContext(); DataSource mysage300 = (DataSource)ctx.lookup("java:comp/env/jdbc/sage300db");

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.