Installing JNDI File System Service Provider

This section describes how to download and install File System Service Provider for JNDI.

Derby JDBC ClientDataSource can be used directly to create a connection as shown in the previous tutorial. But that's not the suggested way of getting a connection. JDBC document suggests you to create ClientDataSource object and make it available through a directory service via JNDI. The application program can retrieve it whenever needed.

In order to try this method, I have to download and install the JNDI File System Service Provider package from Sun as described below:

Open \local\fscontext\doc\providers\jndi-fs.html to read the documentation. The first paragraph gives you a good summary:

JNDI offers a universal naming API and a standardized way to store objects in a namespace. The file system service provider supports these features for a local or networked file system. Its purpose is two-fold:

  • Allow clients to traverse the file system namespace using JNDI's context interface.
  • Allow clients to store Java objects in the file system.

These two separate functions are actually handled by two different providers (i.e., classes). The first class handles accessing the file system and can be used independently of the second. The second class handles storage of Java objects and is used in conjunction with the first (i.e., it is a subclass of the first).

Last update: 2007.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) Introduction

 JDK (Java SE) Installation

 Installing and Running Java DB - Derby

 Derby (Java DB) JDBC Driver

Derby (Java DB) JDBC DataSource Objects

 Derby - Connection with DataSource Objects

 Derby - Using ClientDataSource Directly

Installing JNDI File System Service Provider

 Derby - Storing ClientDataSource Objects on File System

 Derby - Looking Up ClientDataSource Objects on File System

 What Happens If Client JDBC DataSource JAR Is Missing?

 Java DB (Derby) - DML Statements

 Java DB (Derby) - ResultSet Objects of Queries

 Java DB (Derby) - PreparedStatement

 MySQL Installation on Windows

 MySQL JDBC Driver (MySQL Connector/J)

 MySQL - PreparedStatement

 MySQL - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

 MySQL - JBDC CallableStatement

 MySQL CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 MySQL BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Oracle Express Edition Installation on Windows

 Oracle JDBC Drivers

 Oracle - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

 Oracle - PreparedStatement

 Oracle - JBDC CallableStatement

 Oracle CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 Oracle BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

 Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server - sqljdbc42.jar

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - Query Statements and Result Sets

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DatabaseMetaData Object

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DDL Statements

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DML Statements

 SQL Server - PreparedStatement

 SQL Server CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 SQL Server BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - Flat Text Files

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS Access

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS SQL Server

 Summary of JDBC Drivers and Database Servers

 Additional Tutorial Notes to Be Added

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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