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Connect to Zoho Inventory Data from a Connection Pool in Jetty

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

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

    <Configure id='zohoinventorydemo' class="org.eclipse.jetty.webapp.WebAppContext"> <New id="zohoinventorydemo" class=""> <Arg><Ref refid="zohoinventorydemo"/></Arg> <Arg>jdbc/zohoinventorydb</Arg> <Arg> <New class="cdata.jdbc.zohoinventory.ZohoInventoryDriver"> <Set name="url">jdbc:zohoinventory:</Set> <Set name="OrganizationId">YourOrganizationId</Set> <Set name="AccountsServer">YourAccountServerURL</Set> <Set name="InitiateOAuth">GETANDREFRESH</Set> </New> </Arg> </New> </Configure>

    In order to connect to Zoho Inventory, set the following connection properties:

    • OrganizationId: set this to the ID associated with your specific Zoho Inventory organization
    • InitiateOAuth: set the to "GETANDREFRESH"
    • AccountsServer (Optional): set this full Account Server URL (only when manually refreshing the OAuth token)

    The connectors use OAuth to authenticate with Zoho Inventory. For more information, refer to the Getting Started section of the Help documentation.

  4. Configure the resource in the Web.xml:

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

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.