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Swing connection to database using EJB deployed on JBOSS

Sharad Rangaswamy

Joined: Nov 03, 2004
Posts: 1

My question though it pertains to a Swing issue is actually JBoss related and hence am posting it here

Brief Problem Statement: Web portion of an application connects to database A while Swing portion connects to database B.
How to make Swing portion connect to database A?

Technologies Used : JBoss, Eclipse, SQLServer 2000, Java Swing

I have an application that has a web component and a Swing component. To be clearer I will quickly run through a typical way to access the Swing part of the application

1. Access the web URL
2. Logon
3. Click a link called 'Business Order Application'.

That link opens up a logon dialog box (Swing based) which authenticates the user against the SAME database that step 1 above does.

Now, for testing a new enhancement to the system, I made the web part of the application point to a 'test' DB by modifying the mssql-ds.xml file in the jboss /server/default/deploy directory. Things worked fine.

But when I now access the Swing application, it is still accessing the 'prod' database. So it is obviously not taking the mssql-ds.xml change I made (although the web app does).

Question is, how to make the Swing access the 'test' DB too?

In step 3 above, a .JNLP XML file is called. That XML file points to the following JAR files


The last JAR file is my creation. I have built and rebuilt that file to solve the problem but without success. I am also pasting below the entire JNLP file

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- JNLP File for SwingSet2 Demo Application MODIFIED -->
<title>Order Management Application</title>
<vendor>APA, Inc.</vendor>
<homepage href="../index.jsp"/>
<description>Order Management Application</description>
<description kind="short">A webstart application to administer business office orders.</description>

<all-permissions />

<j2se version="1.4" />
<jar href="orderApp.jar" />
<jar href="lib/PathologyEjb-client.jar" />
<jar href="lib/jaas.jar" />
<jar href="lib/jboss-client.jar" />
<jar href="lib/jboss-common-client.jar"/>
<jar href="lib/jboss-iiop-client"/>
<jar href="lib/jboss-j2ee.jar"/>
<jar href="lib/jboss-net-client.jar"/>
<jar href="lib/jboss-system-client.jar"/>

<jar href="lib/jbossall-client.jar"/>
<jar href="lib/log4j.jar"/>
<jar href="lib/batik.jar"/>
<jar href="lib/fop.jar"/>
<jar href="lib/avalon-framework-cvs-20020806.jar"/>
<jar href="lib/orderxslt.jar"/>

<jar href="lib/jdom.jar"/>
<jar href="lib/jnlp-servlet.jar"/>
<jar href="lib/j2ee.jar"/>

<jar href="lib/jbossha-client.jar"/>
<jar href="lib/jbossmq-client.jar"/>
<application-desc main-class="edu.uc.pathology.webstart.order.OrderMain" />


Does something need changing in the file above?. How can I make the Swing point to the 'test' DB?

If you need any further info, please let me know.

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