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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@debrunners.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-95) NPE when passing in url instead of database name to EmbeddedXADataSource
Date Wed, 19 Jan 2005 19:17:59 GMT
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myrna wrote:

> It does no longer throw an NPE, and it passes all tests....
>
> Could we leave EmbeddedDataSource alone & only change
> EmbeddedXADataSource? Only with the xa datasource did we get a NPE...
> Although strictly speaking, it should behave the same, so, with
> EmbeddedDataSource too, we should accept the databasename only, it's
> been able to resolve the url fine. I'd be apprehensive about any
> possible cloudscape customers that have mistakenly used this
> functionality...

I agree with Shreyas that his patch is logically correct but I want to
ensure that your concerns are addressed. Can you be explicit about what
you believe the patch breaks for existing users of Derby. I tried this
and it results in a NullPointerException if the return from
getConnection() is referenced, e.g. in the conn.close() here.
(this is before the patch is applied)

org.apache.derby.jdbc.EmbeddedDataSource ds = new
org.apache.derby.jdbc.EmbeddedDataSource();

ds.setDatabaseName("jdbc:derby:fred");

Connection conn = ds.getConnection();

// NPE here because conn is null
conn.close();


The only issue I have with the patch is that the error thrown is
misleading, "Database Not Available" implies to the user or application
developer that they need to do something to make the database available.
A database not found exception with the name obtained from
DataSource.getDatabaseName() might make more sense. Or maybe even
better, invalid property setting error, since databaseName is a Java
Bean property of the datasource. E.g. SQLState.PROPERTY_INVALID_VALUE,
resulting in an error like

Invalid value for property 'databaseName'='jdbc:derby:fred'.

Thanks,
Dan.
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