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From Davanum Srinivas <d...@yahoo.com>
Subject [C2][Beta2] Does Avalon Excalibur in CVS honor <driver> entry for JDBC?
Date Mon, 23 Jul 2001 12:08:19 GMT
Berin,

Is this already in? 

Thanks,
dims

--- Berin Loritsch <bloritsch@apache.org> wrote:
> Davanum Srinivas wrote:
> > 
> > > > The most common reason for this exception is that the driver was not loaded.
> > > > Cocoon uses an initial parameter in the "web.xml" file to automatically
load
> > > > classes on startup.  This way, the class is loaded only once and the
> > > > server's
> > > > time is spent doing more productive things.  Make sure the following entry
> > > > is in your "web.xml" file:
> > > >
> > > > <init-param>
> > > >   <param-name>load-class</param-name>
> > > >   <param-value>
> > > >     <!-- comma or whitespace separated list of fully qualified class
names
> > > >         to load on startup.
> > > >     -->
> > > >     oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver
> > > >   </param-value>
> > > > </init-param>
> > > >
> > > > If the class is loaded correctly, and you are still getting this error,
> > > > then there
> > > > is probably an error in your connection information.  The SQLException
> > > > above is thrown when there are no open connections to the database.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Even if placing JDBC drivers in the load-class param can be justified
> > > from a design point of view (it's loaded only once, it's a deployment
> > > parameter, etc), it appears that it is confusing users. This is mainly
> > > because nearly all tools that rely on a JDBC connection (including C1)
> > > ask for the JDBC url and driver class at the same time or place.
> > >
> > > What about allowing to optionally specify the driver class name in the
> > > datasource configuration ?
> > 
> > +1. How about post Beta2?
> 
> Actually, that requires a change to Avalon Excalibur--I can commit it to
> CVS now.  The new configuration element will be <driver>.
> 
> <jdbc name="personnel">
>   <driver>oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver</driver>
>   <dburl>jdbc:oracle:thin:@host:1521:ORCL</dburl>
> </jdbc>

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Davanum Srinivas, JNI-FAQ Manager
http://www.jGuru.com/faq/JNI

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