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Data Source Connection with MySQL

Jeanne Harris

Joined: May 07, 2012
Posts: 3
I have been working my way through the book "Beginning Java EE 5" using eclipse and jboss with mysql. In Chap 7 they have an example that is using a DataSource and connection in a JSP. I want to have it connect to MySQL database. I created a database called DataSourceExample and added a table to it and two records.

I wanted to attaching the original DataSourceExample.jsp files but they are not allowed.

My question is what do I change to connect to the MySQL database?

Part of the code from DataSourceExample.jsp

<% InitialContext context = new InitialContext();
DataSource dataSource =
(DataSource) context.lookup("java:comp/env/jdbc/DataSourceExample");
Connection conn = null;
Statement stmt = null;
ResultSet rset = null;
try {
conn = dataSource.getConnection();

Here is the original web.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<web-app xmlns=""
version="2.5" >
William P O'Sullivan
Ranch Hand

Joined: Mar 28, 2012
Posts: 859

you need a ???-ds.xml (datasource xml file) which contains the physical server address port, userid password etc.

something like (This is DB2): (Provide your own values for $VALUES$)

Jeanne Harris

Joined: May 07, 2012
Posts: 3
I am running with JBOSS 7.0

I created the file called my-ds.xml and put it into the WebContent\WEB-INF directory.

<password>my password</password>

When I run I get this error message.

Here is the whole jsp file.

07:08:23,802 INFO [] (DeploymentScanner-threads - 2) Found 07-exp1.war in deployment directory. To trigger deployment create a file called 07-exp1.war.dodeploy
07:08:23,824 INFO [] (MSC service thread 1-4) Starting deployment of "07-exp1.war"
07:08:24,058 INFO [] (DeploymentScanner-threads - 1) Deployment of "07-exp1.war" was rolled back with failure message {"Services with missing/unavailable dependencies" => ["jboss.deployment.unit.\"07-exp1.war\".jndiDependencyService missing [ ]","\"07-exp1.war\".module.07-exp1.07-exp1.0 missing [ ]"]}
07:08:24,064 INFO [] (MSC service thread 1-3) Stopped deployment 07-exp1.war in 6ms
07:08:24,066 ERROR [] (DeploymentScanner-threads - 2) {"Composite operation failed and was rolled back. Steps that failed:" => {"Operation step-2" => {"Services with missing/unavailable dependencies" => ["jboss.deployment.unit.\"07-exp1.war\".jndiDependencyService missing [ ]","\"07-exp1.war\".module.07-exp1.07-exp1.0 missing [ ]"]}}}

Jeanne Harris

Joined: May 07, 2012
Posts: 3
For a test I created a simple java project with one file called and deployed it as a Java App and it runs with no errors. I accessed the database and display the two records and three fields as expected. I am missing or have an error in my jsp projects environment somewhere.

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