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This sample illustrates direct use of JDBC connections from a servlet. For details on outbound connection support see Connectors and Transaction Management. Generally direct use of JDBC is not advised unless you have performance constraints or need for dynamic jdbc (such as in a database browser) that make the use of JPA impractical.
This article is organized in to following sections.
The Inventory application in this article only supports three basic usecases of such applications.
The Inventory Web Application has following list of pages
The following figure illustrates the application flow.
Welcome page of the application acting as a notice board which displays current stock of each item. Through the Welcome page users can access Add Item, Receive Goods or Issue Goods Pages. Upon successful completion of each activity, the page will be redirected back to the Welcome page with updated stock information. Add Item helps to define items in the stock, then 0 number of items will be added to the stock. Receive and Issue Goods pages represent Goods Receiving and Issuing activities of the application respectively.
The Inventory application consist of following list of packages and classes.
The list of web application files in the application is depicted in the following.
This application defines a datasource with the help of the geronimo plan and web.xml deployment plans. The Geronimo plan from inventory-jetty or inventory-tomcat links the internal JNDI name "java:comp/env/jdbc/InventoryDS" to the sample database.
Following is the web.xml of the Inventory application. It declares the name "java:comp/env/jdbc/InventoryDS" used in ItemDAO to lookup the datasource.
The sample database that is being used to demonstrate this application is in-built Derby database. The name of the sample database is InventoryDB and it consists of two tables, namely ITEM and ITEM_MASTER. The fields for each of these tables are described below.
|ITEM||ITEM_ID (PRIMARY KEY)|
|ITEM_MASTER||ITEM_ID (PRIMARY KEY)|
The ITEM table stores the data related to the items while ITEM_MASTER stores the quantity in hand of each item.
To test the sample application, open a browser and type http://localhost:8080/inventory. The Welcome page of Inventory application which is acts as a notice board will be loaded.
The user can directly access Add Items, Receive Goods and Issue Goods functionalities from the Welcome page.