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SQL adapter connectionPolicy element

The connectionPolicy element of the adapter-descriptor file lets you configure settings for our adapter's SQL connection.

This page describes only the connectionPolicy element of the adapter-descriptor file. For information about other elements, see The JavaScript adapter-descriptor file.


The connectionPolicy element has two options for connection:


The connectionPolicy element has one attribute:



The value of this attribute must be set to sql:SQLConnectionPolicy.


The connectionPolicy element must contain one of the following two subelements.



Contains the parameters that are needed to connect to a data source. The adapter creates a connection for each request.

For example:

<connectionPolicy xsi:type="sql:SQLConnectionPolicy"> <dataSourceDefinition> <driverClass>com.mysql.jdbc.Driver</driverClass> <url>jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/mysqldbname</url> <user>user_name</user> <password>password</password> </dataSourceDefinition> </connectionPolicy>



Connect to the data source by using the JNDI name of a data source that is provided by the application server. The adapter takes the connection from the server connection pool that is associated with the JNDI name.

Application servers provide a way to configure data sources. For more information, see Installing MobileFirst Server to an application server. For example:

<connectionPolicy xsi:type="sql:SQLConnectionPolicy"> <dataSourceJNDIName>my-adapter-ds</dataSourceJNDIName> </connectionPolicy>

Parent topic: The JavaScript adapter-descriptor file