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How to connect to MS Access using JNDI with Tomcat 5 ?

Posted on 2003-10-28
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Hi,

I got


/usr/local/tomcat5/webapps/Advanced/connect.jsp
=========================================
<html>
<head>
<title>Connection Test</title>
</head>
<body>

<%
com.wrox.library.Connect con = new com.wrox.library.Connect();
con.init();
%>

<h2>Connection Result</h2>
<%= con.getstat() %>
</body>
</html>
=====================================================


/usr/local/tomcat5/webapps/Advanced/WEB-INF/classes/com/wrox/libraryConnect.java
====================================================
package com.wrox.library;
import javax.naming.*;
import javax.sql.*;
import java.sql.*;

public class Connect {

String stat = "Not Connected !!";

public void init() {
try {
Context ctx = new InitialContext();
if(ctx == null )
throw new Exception("Oops - No Context");

DataSource ds = (DataSource)ctx.lookup("java:comp/env/jdbc/BooksDB");

if (ds != null) {
Connection conn = ds.getConnection();

if(conn != null) {
stat = " Got Connection "+conn.toString();
conn.close();
}
}
}
catch(Exception e) {
e.printStackTrace();
}
}

public String getstat() {
return stat;
}
}
============================================================

/usr/local/tomcat5/webapps/Advanced/WEB-INF/web.xml
============================================================
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<!DOCTYPE web-app PUBLIC
"-//Sun Microsystems, Inc.//DTD Web Application 2.3//EN"
"http://java.sun.com/dtd/web-app_2_3.dtd">
<web-app>
<description>mySQL Test App</description>
<resource-ref>
<description>DB Connection</description>
<res-ref-name>jdbc/BooksDB</res-ref-name>
<res-type>javax.sql.DataSource</res-type>
<res-auth>Container</res-auth>
</resource-ref>
</web-app>
============================================================

/usr/local/tomcat5/conf/server.xml
============================================================
.......................

<Context path="/Advanced" docBase="Advanced" debug="5" reloadable="true" crossContext="true">
<Logger className="org.apache.catalina.logger.FileLogger" prefix="Wrox_Advanced_log."
suffix=".txt" timestamp="true"/>
<Resource name="jdbc/BooksDB" auth="Container" type="javax.sql.DataSource"/>
<ResourceParams name="jdbc/BooksDB">
<parameter>
<name>factory</name>
<value>org.apache.commons.dbcp.BasicDataSourceFactory</value>
</parameter>
<!-- Maximum number of idle dB connections to retain in pool.
Set to 0 for no limit.
-->
<parameter>
<name>maxActive</name>
<value>100</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>maxIdle</name>
<value>30</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>maxWait</name>
<value>10000</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>removeAbandoned</name>
<value>true</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>removeAbandonedTimeout</name>
<value>180</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>logAbandoned</name>
<value>true</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>username</name>
<value>booksuser</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>password</name>
<value>bookspass</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>driverClassName</name>
<value>org.gjt.mm.mysql.Driver</value>
</parameter>
<parameter>
<name>url</name>
<value>jdbc:mysql://192.1.3.139:3306/books?autoReconnect=true</value>
</parameter>
</ResourceParams>
</Context>
</Host>
</Engine>
</Service>
</Server>
============================================================

The above is to connect to MySQL database. How about if I wanna connect to MS Access DB ? How should I change the above code and setting or configuration ? Where should I put the MS Access file ?

FYI, I m using Tomcat 5.0.11 !!

I was trying to change the Connect.java to

=================================
package com.wrox.library;
import javax.naming.*;
import javax.sql.*;
import java.sql.*;

public class Connect {

String stat = "Not Connected !!";

public void init() {
try {

Connection conn = null;
stat = " 1";
Class.forName("sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver");
stat = " 2";
conn = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbcdbc:;DRIVER=Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb);DBQ=FRONT.mdb","Admin","123456");
stat = " 3";


stat = " Got Connection "+conn.toString();
conn.close();


}
catch(ClassNotFoundException classnotfoundexception)
{
System.out.println("Could not find class: " + classnotfoundexception);
return;
}
catch(SQLException sqlexception)
{
System.out.println(sqlexception + "");
return;
}
catch(Exception e) {
e.printStackTrace();
}
}

public String getstat() {
return stat;
}
}
===========================================

but it stuck between stat = "2" and stat = " 3"

pls help !!
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JNDI is of rdirecoty systems

chek this thread
http://www.mail-archive.com/j2ee@p2p.wrox.com/msg00432.html
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are you trying to do connection pooling for a db? There are other ways to do it also .

You can write your own connection pool or u can use the tutorial from java

http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/onlineTraining/Programming/JDCBook/conpool.html

Hope this helps
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Hi spacetime,
I think I spent some time and tried answering you question earlier before in the thread

http://oldlook.experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Languages/JSP/Q_20774349.html

and it doesnt seem to help either ....
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spacetime/eexcel

I am bring a mod in

Cheers!
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