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Define MySQL 4.0.18 service in JBoss 3.2.3


Operating system used
Windows XP Home Edition Version 5.1 SP 2

Software prerequisites
JBoss version 3.2.3
MySQL version 4.0.18
MySQL Connector/J 3.0.11

  1. Create a database and tables. If you do not know how to do so, see Quick installation guide: Create database and tables.

  2. Copy an example mysql datasource configuration file from
    ..\jboss-3.2.3\docs\examples\jca\mysql-ds.xml to

    If you can not find this file, you can download it from here:

    xml fileLocation

  3. Edit file ..\jboss-3.2.3\server\default\deploy\mysql-ds.xml into:


    • jndi-name: set the jndi name to "MySqlDS".
    • connection-url: set your host and database name (e.g. host is "localhost" and database name is "mobilefishdb"). The portnumber is 3306. You can verify this by entering command:
      C:\..\mysql\bin>mysqladmin version (MySQL must be started first).
    • driver-class: set the MySQL JDBC driver name "com.mysql.jdbc.Driver"
    • user-name: set your database username (e.g. "root").
    • password: set your password (e.g. "mysecret").

  4. A default datasource configuration file hsqldb-ds.xml is already available in the deploy directory. Remove the file ..\jboss-3.2.3\server\default\hsqldb-ds.xml
    Note: It is recommended to backup this file if you need it in the future.

  5. Copy file ..\jboss-3.2.3\docs\examples\jms\mysql-jdbc2-service.xml to

    If you can not find this file, you can download it from here:

    xml fileLocation

  6. Verify file ..\jboss-3.2.3\server\default\deploy\jms\mysql-jdbc2-service.xml:
    Check line "..jboss.jca:service=LocalTxCM,name=MySqlDS ..."

  7. Remove file
    Note: It is recommended to backup this file if you need it in the future.

  8. Start MySQL by opening a dos window and type: net start mysql

  9. Start jboss: ..\jboss-3.2.3\bin\run.bat

    Note 1: There should be NO error messages.
    Note 2: A warning message is displayed:
    WARN [EmbeddedTomcatService] Unable to invoke setDelegate on class...
    This is an irrelevant warning you can safely ignore.