ATG applications running on JBoss use a JTDataSource component, which should be configured to point to a JNDI reference to a DataSource component running in JBoss.

The ATG platform installation includes an XML file that contains the default configurations for all the data sources for each application, along with a JNDI name for each data source. The ATG installer copies this XML file into the JBoss deploy directory so that these data sources are started when JBoss starts.

Where to Configure JBoss Data Sources

You should configure your data source in the localconfig, jbossconfig, or equivalent named configuration layer. See “Managing Properties Files” in the ATG Programming Guide for information on application-server-specific and named configuration layers.

In order to use the jbossconfig directory:

  • Modify the MANIFEST.MF file for the given ATG module to include the following property:

ATG-JbossConfig-Path: jbossconfig
  • Create a jbossconfig directory and put the properties files there.

Note: If JBoss configuration files are stored in the ATG-3rdPartyConfig-Path layer, you might see errors if you start up applications on other application servers, because the datasources are configured to point to JNDI names that are not set up on that application server. Datasource configuration files that are specific to JBoss should be in the ATG-JBossConfig-Path rather than the ATG-3rdPartyConfig-Path of those data source configurations.

Configuring New JBoss Datasources

To configure a new data source, go to the <JBdir>\server\server_name\deploy\atg-mysql-ds.xml file. Rename the XML file to something appropriate (for example atg-oracle-ds.xml), bearing in mind that the filename must end in –ds.xml. Edit the following configuration settings:

JNDI name
driver class
transaction isolation level
connection pool numbers

See your application server documentation for information on the available parameters. For example:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <xa-datasource-property name="User">username</xa-datasource-property>
    <xa-datasource-property name="Password">password</xa-datasource-property>
    <!-- Uncomment the following if you are using Oracle 9i
    <xa-datasource-property name="oracle.jdbc.V8Compatible">true</xa-

If you have changed the JNDI name, you must also change the name configured in the <ATG9dir>/home/localconfig/atg/dynamo/service/jdbc/ file:


For example, java:/ATGOracleDS.

Note that if you are using a WatcherDataSource, this would be configured instead in a file.

Adding Database Class Files

If your database driver is located anywhere other than the server’s lib directory (for example, C:\jboss\jboss-eap-4.3\jboss-as\server\atg_server\lib), you must edit <JBdir>/bin/|bat and add your database class files, such as Oracle’s ojdbc14.jar, to the JBoss classpath. To do this, search for $JBOSS_CLASSPATH and just above it, create a line:


Rebuild and redeploy your EAR file.

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