Getting a database connection error in EJB project

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I am setting up a web application on my machine. It uses EJB to access the data in a MySQL database. When I attempt to access the website, I get an EJB exception saying, "could not create a connection". I checked all configuration files but they look alright. Please help me to get to the bottom of this problem.

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Best Answer by MathGirl
Answered By 0 points N/A #91444

Getting a database connection error in EJB project

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What is the Java framework you are using? And what is the middleware library you are using?

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Getting a database connection error in EJB project

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I am using Java Server Faces 2.0 as the web framework. I am using EJB3 with Java Persistence API. I am using the Hibernate JPA libraries as the database abstraction middleware. My development environment is Netbeans and the application server I am using is Glassfish version 3.

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Getting a database connection error in EJB project

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Thank you for the information. I think the problem might be on the connection pool that is being used by the application. You need to double check the properties in it. Java is case sensitive. Therefore you may need to "double" enter certain properties by mixing up the uppercase and lower case.

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Getting a database connection error in EJB project

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MathGirl,

What do you mean by "double" entry of the properties? I do not understand.

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Getting a database connection error in EJB project

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When you look at the properties of a JDBC connection on Glassfish management console, there are properties that have the same name but are typed differently. Depending on the middleware you are using this matters a lot. For example "URL" and "Url" sound the same but they are two entries in the properties section in the connection pool with the same value. I have attached a screenshot to help you understand.

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Getting a database connection error in EJB project

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Jachim,

You will have to check the JDBC connection JNDI name as well. The JNDI name is hard-coded in the application. The two names should match or EJB will not be able to do a lookup to get database connection. This is a common pitfall when development is done in Windows and deployment is done in Linux.

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Getting a database connection error in EJB project

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I tried both solutions given by MathGirl and Whiz Boy. Still I get the same problem. Please help!

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Getting a database connection error in EJB project

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Can you re-check the stack trace of the Glassfish Application server log? You will need to look very closely on the stack trace as it will be very long. Try to see if you can find the root error. It may be along the lines of "SQLException".

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Getting a database connection error in EJB project

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I checked the log file again. I filtered to SQL Exception. Guess what? I found the bug! The database name is in the wrong case! I fixed it. Now it works! Thank you!

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Getting a database connection error in EJB project

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As Whiz Boy suggested, you need to be careful when developing in Windows and deploying in Linux! "Case" matters a lot!

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