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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Configuring and using DataSource in Tomcat
Date Thu, 04 Oct 2007 15:39:39 GMT
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Jason,

Heping Ling wrote:
> Libraries (*.jar files) specific to an application should be in the
> application's WEB-INF/lib directory, and those shared by all applications
> should be in $CATALINA_HOME/common/lib.  I put the database driver file in
> both directories just in case, but it did not work.

This will certainly not work. Pick one location and put the driver
there. You should put your JDBC driver only in common/lib.

> I follow the Tomcat documentation, and have found one error on my part,
> i.e., the context.xml file to configure is not the
> $CATALINE_HOME/config/context.xml file, but the META-INF/context.xml file
> under the application, which is what the Tomcat documentation says.

Yes. All you need is:

1. Driver in common/lib
2. DataSource configuration in webapp.war[/META-INF/context.xml]

It's very simple.

- -chris

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