Configuring the web application server for your JDBC driver

The web application server where you plan to deploy Unica Segment Central must contain the correct JAR file to support JDBC connections. This enables your web application to connect to the system tables. The location of the JAR file must be included in the class path of the web application server.

Note: If you are installing Unica Segment Central on the same machine where you installed Unica Platform, this task is already complete. Continue to Creating JDBC connections in the web application server (on page 10).
  1. Obtain the latest Type 4 JDBC drivers and any required associated files (for example, Oracle requires several associated files) for the database you plan to use. See the Recommended Software Environments and Minimum System Requirements guide for details.

    You should always use the latest vendor-provided Type 4 driver.

    • If the driver does not exist on the machine where Unica Segment Central will be installed, obtain it, and copy it to any location on the Unica Segment Central machine.
    • If you obtain the driver from a machine where the database client is installed, verify that the version is the latest supplied by the database vendor. See your consultant for a list of supported JDBC drivers.
  2. Include the full path to the driver in the CLASSPATH of the web application server where you plan to deploy Unica Segment Central, as follows.
    • For all supported versions of WebLogic, add the jar files to the CLASSPATH variable in DOMAIN_DIR\bin\setDomainEnv.cmd. Yours must be the first entry of the CLASSPATH values to ensure that the web application server uses the correct driver. For example, if you are using SQL Server you might set the path as follows.

      set CLASSPATH=c:\SQLDRIVER\sqljdbc.jar;%PRE_CLASSPATH%;%WEBLOGIC_CLASSPATH%; %POST_CLASSPATH%;%WLP_POST_CLASSPATH%

    • For all supported versions of WebSphere┬«, set the CLASSPATH in the Administration Console.