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Peter Straw
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Joined: Jan 08, 2002
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I am having a problem with a connection object timing out in a servlet. The connection is created in a servlets init() method and is used indefinitely in synchonized methods throughout the servlet while the web application runs. This worked ok with microsoft sql, but now using mySql the connection times out and then creates SQLExceptions.
Does anyone know how best to fix this? Should I catch each sql exception and test for the connection being null and if it is create a new one? (Seems a bit long-winded). Or is there a Better Way?
Many thanks
Peter den Haan
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Joined: Apr 20, 2000
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Use a connection pool. The simplest approach is to persuade your application server to make a DataSource available that you look up using JNDI. Otherwise, look into the Apache Jakarta Commons DBCP (DataBase Connection Pool).
- Peter
 
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