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sun one app server and connection pool

ben ku

Joined: Mar 30, 2004
Posts: 2
I'm using SunOne AS7 and a mysql DB. I have a Java class that does all the work with the DB :

and so on.
I would like to use a connection pool but I don't know how to do that. On the admin pages of the app server, I've added a connection pool in Server1/JDBC/Connection Pools and I would like to know what I have to change in my code to use this connection pool.
C Kutler
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Joined: Apr 15, 2004
Posts: 62
I did this once and it took a long time to figure out. It didn't help that their book gave some wrong code. They wanted something like
Context envCtx = (Context) initCtx.lookup("java:comp/env");
DataSource ds = (DataSource) envCtx.lookup("jdbc/quoting");
I just messed around until I got something that worked.
Here is snippet.
public void init() {
/* Init shared resources */
try {
Context initCtx = new InitialContext();
DataSource ds = (DataSource) initCtx.lookup("env/jdbc/quoting");
dbCon = ds.getConnection();
catch (javax.naming.NamingException e) {
"A problem occurred while retrieving a DataSource object");
catch (java.sql.SQLException e) {
"A problem occurred while connecting to the database.");

We learn by doing, there is no other way.
Hastono Bayu

Joined: Oct 13, 2003
Posts: 8
maybe this can help..
to create a connection pool, use the application server admin console
default on http://localhost:4848
on the JDBC - Connection Pool - create new here's an example
Name : MySQLPool
ResourceType : java.sql.DataSource
Vendor : Mysql
Data Source class name : com.mysql.jdbc.jdbc2.optional.MysqlConnectionPoolDataSource
and add the following property
user : db_user
password : db_password
port : 3306 (mysql default)
that's it. remember to put the MySQL connector/J jar file to the server classpath
and then create a JDBC Resources afterward
for ex,
JNDI name : jdbc/MySQL
PoolName MySQLPool --> use the pool u've created b4
status enabled
To create a connection to this pool simple use this code on the init section:
InitialContext ctx = new InitialContext();
DataSource ds = (DataSource) ctx.lookup("jdbc/MySQL");
Connection conn = ds.getConnection() ;
//"creating statement.."
Statement stmt = conn.createStatement();
and do rest of the query as usual
hope it will help


Fernando Margueirat
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Joined: Jun 07, 2004
Posts: 34
Hi Hastono

I did what you mentioned in this post but I'm getting a NullPointerException when the

Connection conn = ds.getConnection();

statement is excecuted.

Any ideas what could I be missing or how can I debug the appliction to get more information?

I also noticed that when I do the lookup the Object I get back is of Class class com.sun.gjc.spi.DataSource. Is this correct?

Fernando Margueirat
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Joined: Jun 07, 2004
Posts: 34
Never mind, I figured it out. You cannot use blank passwords :-(.
I agree. Here's the link:
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