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From "Vijaya" <svij...@solutionscraft.com>
Subject RE: NetBeans 5.0 and Tomcat 5.5.16 ... Please Help (Problem after migrating to tomcat 5.5.16 from tomcat 5.0.28)
Date Wed, 07 Jun 2006 12:21:02 GMT

Hi,

I am sorry for being vague in my earlier mail. This is the background of
my problem.

We developed the portal using Tomcat 5.0.28. In this version we
connected to the database (SQL Server) without the JNDI lookup. I.e. get
the data source from the request object. Also we configured the
struts-config.xml to have the db definitions. Everything worked okay
till we moved the application to staging server.

The staging server has tomcat 5.5.16 and when we deployed the
application as it is, we got a 404 error (Servlet action not available).
So I downloaded tomcat 5.5.16 in my development machine as a stand-alone
tomcat and I deployed the application in my development machine. 

The 404 error was fixed when I connected to the DB using JNDI lookup (by
making changes to server.xml and application web.xml and the action
coded to get the data source using the context). However, I am now
getting a Nullpointer exception while connecting to database. 

Jtds is the third party jdbc driver used to connect to the SQL Server.

I am totally frustrated with this problem and do not have a clue what
could be wrong.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance for all help.

Regards,
Vijaya

--- Vijaya <svijiya@solutionscraft.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>  
> I downloaded NetBeans 5,0 and tomcat 5.5.16. I want
> to connect to a
> remote SQL Server. I am using jtds. I am not
> successful in using both
> NB50 and Tomcat 5.5.16 together. NB5.0 comes with
> bundled tomcat 5.5.9
> and if I use this, I get a '404 error' while
> accessing the remote
> sql*server.
>  
> Can someone help me on this? Is there a problem with
> NetBeans 5.0? 
>  
> Is there any other IDE can I use?
>  
> Lastly, is there a tomcat user group in Bangalore,
> India?
>  
> Thanks in advance for your help.
>  
> Vijaya
> 

One, your question is terribly vague.  I get a 404
when  accessing the remote sql server?  Are you trying
to connect to a JSP page under your Tomcat?  Are you
running the web application in Netbeans?  Did NB
launch your external browser and point you to the
running Tomcat instance address and port?  Are you
running a different version of Tomcat then the one
that shipped with it?  Are you actually running it in
Netbeans?  Have you ever used JDBC and jTDS together
and that is working fine?  Have you gotten it working
in other web applications period?  I'm on both this
list and the NB list.  You can ask your question
there, but if it comes down to something with your
configuration and Tomcat you might be directed back
here.  Ask on nbusers@netbeans.org (you'll need to
sign up for the list).  You'll need to provide some
common sense basics though to help someone help you.

Wade

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