Connect to X-Cart Data from a Connection Pool in Jetty

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X-Cart JDBC Driver

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

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

    <Configure id='xcartdemo' class="org.eclipse.jetty.webapp.WebAppContext"> <New id="xcartdemo" class=""> <Arg><Ref refid="xcartdemo"/></Arg> <Arg>jdbc/xcartdb</Arg> <Arg> <New class="cdata.jdbc.xcart.XCartDriver"> <Set name="url">jdbc:xcart:</Set> <Set name="Url"></Set> <Set name="ApiKey">MyApiKey</Set> </New> </Arg> </New> </Configure>

    An API Key must be created for your XCart Installation. In order to obtain the API Key, you need to install and configure the REST API Module for your X-Cart installation.

    • Login to your X-Cart Installation. Click on My addons on the bottom of the left side-bar navigation panel.
    • Search for REST API Module. Install the Module.
    • After the module has been installed, you need to set it up.
      • Go to the Settings section for the REST API Module.
      • On the settings page specify the API Key (only read)
    • Set the ApiKey and Url to the connection property to connect to data.
  4. Configure the resource in the Web.xml:

    jdbc/xcartdb javax.sql.DataSource Container
  5. You can then access X-Cart with a lookup to java:comp/env/jdbc/xcartdb: InitialContext ctx = new InitialContext(); DataSource myxcart = (DataSource)ctx.lookup("java:comp/env/jdbc/xcartdb");

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.