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Connecting to a server

Nirmala Dhara

Joined: Sep 05, 2005
Posts: 4

I am new to struts and I want to create a web interface to my database application. Once I login, I need to conncet to my server and it should be available to all my action classes. Where should I create connection to my database server? and How?

Thank you very much,
Stefan Evans

Joined: Jul 06, 2005
Posts: 1518
You should set up a JNDI datasource.
Most applications servers will do that for you.
Here is the link for the Tomcat docs: http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/tomcat-5.5-doc/jndi-datasource-examples-howto.html

Also, Struts purists will insist that your action should not contain any connections to a database. That responsibility belongs to another layer.
Check out the
Data Access Object pattern
Nirmala Dhara

Joined: Sep 05, 2005
Posts: 4
I also need to connect to backend server on Nonstop platform. From logon screen I get IP and port for it. Should I use JNDI for this type connection?

I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
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