[jboss-user] [JNDI and Naming] - Looking for standard jndi/jdbc java connection syntax

bwalker55 do-not-reply at jboss.com
Tue Oct 6 19:12:03 EDT 2009

Deploying java servlet code on jBoss for the first time and am having trouble with jndi/jdbc database connection. 
Code from long running Tomcat/Resin deployments look like: 
      Context init = new InitialContext();
  |       Context ctx = (Context)init.lookup("java:comp/env");
  |       DataSource ds = (DataSource) ctx.lookup("jdbc/" + dbName);     // dbname defined in Tomcat server.xml 

With jBoss the above code gives:  javax.naming.NameNotFoundException: jdbc not bound  error. 

As per http://www.jboss.org/community/wiki/WhyDoIGetNameNotFoundException 
I have changed the last line to: 
      DataSource ds = (DataSource) ctx.lookup("java:/" + dbName);       // dbname defined in *-ds.xml for jBoss
 and this works. 

However, I would like to find a solution that works on both servers. I've looked through the JNDI Wiki and FAQ as suggested in the Sticky, but there's nothing obvious jumping out at me as to what I need to do. 

Thanks, Bob. 

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