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Connect to live data from Shippo with the API Driver

Connect to Shippo

Connect to Shippo Data from a Connection Pool in Jetty

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

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

    <Configure id='shippodemo' class="org.eclipse.jetty.webapp.WebAppContext"> <New id="shippodemo" class=""> <Arg><Ref refid="shippodemo"/></Arg> <Arg>jdbc/shippodb</Arg> <Arg> <New class="cdata.jdbc.api.APIDriver"> <Set name="url">jdbc:api:</Set> <Set name="Profile">C:\profiles\Shippo.apip</Set> <Set name="ProfileSettings">'APIKey</Set> </New> </Arg> </New> </Configure>

    Start by setting the Profile connection property to the location of the Shippo Profile on disk (e.g. C:\profiles\Shippo.apip). Next, set the ProfileSettings connection property to the connection string for Shippo (see below).

    Shippo API Profile Settings

    In order to authenticate to Shippo, you will need an API Key. You can find this API key under 'Settings' > 'API' > 'Generate Token'. After generating your key, set it to the APIKey in ProfileSettings connection property.

  4. Configure the resource in the Web.xml:

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

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.