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From Mehmet Erdem <mehmet.er...@rwth-aachen.de>
Subject Re: How to make the default database settable during runtime?
Date Thu, 19 Apr 2007 07:46:29 GMT
I really did not understand that there is a torque schema database name 
which is independent
of the real database name ;-).

What I tried to achieve was very simple. During runtime I wanted to have 
another db database name than the
torque schema database name that is used in the generated classes. It 
turns out that this simply
means that I have to set the db database name in the connection url of 
the torque.properties file.

torque.dsfactory.TORQUE_DATABASE_NAME.connection.url = 

Thanks for your detailed answer,


Greg Monroe wrote:
> First lets make sure we have all the definitions correct
> here because the term "database name" has been WAY 
> overloaded and folks get the variations confused.
> Torque's Schema Database name:
> This is a compile time value that is used to connect 
> the OM layer objects with their schema info (Map objects)
> and find the DB connection info.
> DB Server Database name:
> This is a DB specific collection of tables, e.g. a 
> Catalog in MySQL, a Database in MS SQL, and the like.
> The only relationship between these two "database 
> names" is that the Torque initialization properties
> map the Schema database name to the Server Database 
> name.  Specifically, via the JDBC connection info.
> That said, the base question here is: What are you 
> trying to accomplish here.  
> Are you are trying to have MULTIPLE application 
> instances (e.g. different web apps) using the same OM 
> layer but accessing different Database server databases?  
> Maybe with the server info coming from some external 
> source (e.g. user supplied property or a DB table). 
> In this case, it easy to dynamically create a 
> Configuration object that maps the Torque database 
> schema name to your DB Server database.  Then use this 
> with the Torque.init(Configuration ) method.
> If you are trying to use the same OM layer in the SAME 
> application to access different server databases, life
> becomes a lot more complicated.  You have to start 
> thinking about multiple threads using different DB
> info (in both senses of the word) and how not to have
> transactions start on one server and end on another 
> (because another thread changed the DB info).
> Currently, the best way to do this is to write your
> code using the methods that include a Connection
> object, e.g, RecordPeer.doSelect(c, conn); For the most
> part, these methods will perform the actions using the
> specified connections.  I think most of the areas 
> that used to "automagically" get connection have been
> fixed so any method with a connection specified will use
> it all the way down.
> That said, you can then use Torque's DB pooling to 
> manage your connections by using the
> Torque.getConnection(DBName) method and initializing 
> Torque with multiple Schema database names.  These
> can be in your Torque init properties file or dynamically
> created (as per above).
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Mehmet Erdem [mailto:mehmet.erdem@rwth-aachen.de] 
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 11:40 AM
>> To: torque-user@db.apache.org
>> Subject: How to make the default database settable during runtime?
>> Hi,
>> I am using Torque 3.2 and I try to make the default database settable 
>> during runtime.
>> I created a class DefaultDatabase with a static method getName() that 
>> takes the default
>> database name from a property file.
>> Then I modified the MapBuilder.vm and Peer.vm to refer to 
>> this getName() 
>> method instead of the template variable $table.Database.Name.
>> MapBuilder.vm:
>> <       dbMap = Torque.getDatabaseMap(DefaultDatabase.getName());
>> ---
>>  >       dbMap = Torque.getDatabaseMap("$table.Database.Name");
>> Peer.vm:
>> <     public static final String DATABASE_NAME = 
>> DefaultDatabase.getName();
>> <
>> ---
>>  >     public static final String DATABASE_NAME = 
>> "$table.Database.Name";
>>  >
>> So is this the right way to make the default database 
>> settable. Or did I 
>> miss something ? It seems
>> unlikely that I am the only one so far who wants to change 
>> the database 
>> without regenerating
>> classes.
>> Thanks,
>> Mehmet Erdem
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