Access to Tomcat's JNDI source (connection pool) outside of Tomcat

Posted on 2005-04-21
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I was wondering if there was a way to access the connection pool of Tomcat from a Java program (standalone) outside the context of Tomcat.  I am using JasperReports and want to test without have to restart Tomcat everytime.  The tool lets you run the JavaBean so I can see if the results are correct.

Question by:James Cochrane
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I don't think that is possible (even if you managed to get access to the jndi remotely).
<ResourceParams name="jdbc/TestDB">

If you look at tomcat source:
you will see that this returns
which is not either serializable nor a remote object.
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In addition to that I don't think you can even get access to the JNDI remotely.
From http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/tomcat-5.0-doc/jndi-resources-howto.html
"The InitialContext is configured as a web application is initially deployed, and is made available to web application components.."
The jndi does not seem to expose any remote access to it.
But as I said before even if you had access you still can't get the DataSource (unless you will replace the datasource factory).
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You can install and run DBCP without Tomcat


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