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I am drawing the framework for my first web application that uses data from an existing database. There will be absolutely no writing to the database just SELECT queries into arrays.

From a fundamental standpoint, there is a button on the form that will conect to the database and create an array and close the connection. Are there any advantages on making the connection in the context and queries in the session rather than opening and closing if there is no writing to the database?
 
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Yes. If you never close the connection, it wastes resources and could time out. Instead the best practice is to use a connection pool.
 
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Jeanne - Thank You

 
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Hello Robert,

Official JDBC Basics tutorial.

Section related to Pooled Connections

Pooled DataSource can be configured and received from Server, or your can use Pooled DataSource provided by some of the JDBC drivers.

If JDBC Driver doesn't provide Pooled DataSource - I am recommending to look at Apache Commons DBCP or C3P0.

Hope it helps.
 
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Wow thanks Zachary
 
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