Loading Database Drivers

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Due to licensing restrictions AppBoard does not ship with JDBC database drivers. Loading the appropriate drivers for the specific databases being access is required. This is if using an external configuration database, or for database data sources.

For convenience and best practice it's recommended to add the drivers required in your environment to the custom export properties file. This way archives will include the drivers and they will not have to be installed separately.

To install a new database driver:

  1. download the driver file or package, usually there is a .jar which is the relevant file.
  2. copy the driver to: [INSTALL_HOME]/webapps/enportal/WEB-INF/lib/
  3. restart AppBoard.

See below for a table of common drivers and where to obtain them.

Database Link to JDBC driver Filename
MySQL http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/j/ mysql-connector-java-version-bin.jar
PostgreSQL http://jdbc.postgresql.org/ postgresql-version.jdbc4.jar
Oracle http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/features/jdbc/index-091264.html oracle-thinJDBC-version.jar
SQL Server http://jtds.sourceforge.net/ jtds-version.jar
DB2 http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/db2/linux-unix-windows/downloads.html db2jcc4.jar
Sybase (jConnect 5.5) http://www.sybase.com/products/allproductsa-z/softwaredeveloperkit/jconnect jconn2.jar