Connect to SAP BusinessObjects BI Data from a Connection Pool in Jetty

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SAP BusinessObjects BI JDBC Driver

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

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

    <Configure id='sapbusinessobjectsbidemo' class="org.eclipse.jetty.webapp.WebAppContext"> <New id="sapbusinessobjectsbidemo" class="org.eclipse.jetty.plus.jndi.Resource"> <Arg><Ref refid="sapbusinessobjectsbidemo"/></Arg> <Arg>jdbc/sapbusinessobjectsbidb</Arg> <Arg> <New class="cdata.jdbc.sapbusinessobjectsbi.SAPBusinessObjectsBIDriver"> <Set name="url">jdbc:sapbusinessobjectsbi:</Set> <Set name="User">username</Set> <Set name="Password">password</Set> <Set name="Url">http://myinstance:6405/biprws</Set> </New> </Arg> </New> </Configure>

    To connect to your SAP Business Objects BI instance, you must set the following connection properties:

    • Url: set this to the rest API URL. After logging into the Central Management Console, choose 'Applications' from the combo box. Double-click on 'RESTful Web Service' and you'll see the access URL. By default it is, http://{Server-Name}:6405/biprws.
    • User: set this to the username of your instance.
    • Password: set this to the password of your instance.
  4. Configure the resource in the Web.xml:

    jdbc/sapbusinessobjectsbidb javax.sql.DataSource Container
  5. You can then access SAP BusinessObjects BI with a lookup to java:comp/env/jdbc/sapbusinessobjectsbidb: InitialContext ctx = new InitialContext(); DataSource mysapbusinessobjectsbi = (DataSource)ctx.lookup("java:comp/env/jdbc/sapbusinessobjectsbidb");

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.