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From "Ariel Valentin" <>
Subject Re: DataSources
Date Sun, 06 Jun 2004 01:18:58 GMT
Create an entry for the Datasource in the deployment descriptor and use JNDI 
to look it up.
Cast the object returned by the lookup method as a DataSource type.

Mr. Ariel S. Valentin

>From: Tim Funk <>
>Reply-To: "Tomcat Users List" <>
>To: Tomcat Users List <>
>Subject: Re: DataSources
>Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2004 17:07:57 -0400
>Anything is javax.servlet is container agnostic.
>Anything in web.xml should be container agnostic.
>Anything in server.xml or the context declaration (mywebapp.xml) is tomcat 
>SH Solutions wrote:
>>I am using a DataSource inside a a servlet. Until now I am configuring it
>>with my own code (Creating instance and using setters.)
>>What I would like to do now is, I would like to move that database
>>configuration to the web.xml file.
>>So far, I have a correct fragmet for server.xml:
>>     <Resource name="jdbc/dbTest" auth="Container"
>>     <ResourceParams name="jdbc/dbTest">
>>       <parameter>
>>         <name>factory</name>
>>         <value>org.firebirdsql.pool.FBWrappingDataSource</value>    
>>       <parameter>
>>         <name>userName</name>
>>         <value>sysdba</value>
>>       </parameter>
>>       ...
>>     </ResourceParams>
>>Anyway, I would like to have it in web.xml instead.
>>Is there a way to do that? And how do I get hold of that DataSource from 
>>Java Code?
>>Is this method compatible with other servlet engines?
>>I would like to prevent non-standart methods.
>>   Steffen
>>BTW: Are HttpSessionListeners and ContextListeners standart or
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