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Introduction

JDBC Form Binder allows you to use custom SQL statements to retrieve and load records into your form fields. Similarly, you can write SQL statements to save the records in your form field into a database table.

JDBC form binders settings are located in the form PROPERTIES tab under "Advanced > Data Binder > Load Binder & Store Binder". JDBC form binders replaces the standard Workflow Form Binder.

In a load binder, you only need to configure the datasource and SELECT query. In a store binder, you will need to write SQL statements for SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE database actions.

JDBC form binders have the following exception where this binder cannot be used (revert back to Workflow Form Binder):

  • Use of form element workflow variables. JDBC form binders will not populate or update the workflow variables.
  • Use of file and image attachment field elements. JDBC form binders will not handle the file retrieval or file transfer into Joget file storage.

JDBC Binders comes standard in Joget v6 and DX. If you are using Joget v5, you can download the JDBC Binders from Joget Marketplace.


JDBC Binder Properties

Configure JDBC Load Binder

NameDescriptionScreens (Click to view)
Datasource
  • Custom Datasource - setup to connect to an external database, has additional configuration.
  • Default Datasource- connect to the Joget database.

By selecting Default Datasource, the database your Joget is currently using will be selected. (See Figure 2).


Figure 1: Advance - Load & Save Binder



Figure 2: Configure Load JDBC Binder


Custom JDBC Driver

Custom JDBC Driver. This field is required when Custom Datasource is selected in Datasource above. Example: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver

Custom JDBC URL 

Custom JDBC URL. This field is required when Custom Datasource is selected in Datasource above.
Example: jdbc:mysql://localhost/jwdb?characterEncoding=UTF8&useSSL=false

Custom JDBC Username 

Custom JDBC Username. This field is required when Custom Datasource is selected in Datasource above.

Custom JDBC Password

Custom JDBC Password. This field is required when Custom Datasource is selected in Datasource above.

Info
titleTest the connection parameters

Click on the "Test Connection" button at the bottom of the page to quickly test out your configurations.

SQL SELECT Query for Load Binder

The SQL query specific to your database type (MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle, etc.). Use question mark ? in your query to represent the primary key or foreign key.

Code Block
languagesql
titleExample
linenumberstrue
SELECT
   * 
FROM
   app_fd_table 
WHERE
   id = ?
Info
titleTable & Column Naming

For database tables created by Joget Forms, Joget adds a "c_" in front of table column names and "app_fd_" in front of database table names.

Handling for field workflow variable?

Click to select if you are using workflow variables mapping in your form elements.  Not applicable for grid elements.

Note: For Joget versions v5 and v6, kindly note that the JDBC load/save binders cannot be used if your form or form grid has file or image attachment field elements or if you are using workflow variables mappings in your form elements. Default to Multirow Form Binder.

Handling for uploaded files?
Form to store uploaded files

Click to select if you are using file or image attachments in your form elements.

Select form to store uploaded files only if you are using form grid or spreadsheet.


Configure JDBC Store Binder

NameDescriptionScreens (Click to view)
Store Binder

JDBC Binder selected (See Figure 1).



Figure 3: Configure Store JDBC Binder









Datasource
  • Custom Datasource - setup to connect to an external database, has additional configuration.
  • Default Datasource - connect to the Joget database.

By selecting Default Datasource, the database your Joget is currently using will be selected. (See Figure 3).

Custom JDBC Driver

Custom JDBC Driver. This field is required when Custom Datasource is selected in Datasource above. Example: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver

Custom JDBC URL 

Custom JDBC URL. This field is required when Custom Datasource is selected in Datasource above. Example: 
jdbc:mysql://localhost:3307/jwdb?characterEncoding=UTF8&useSSL=false

Custom JDBC Username 

Custom JDBC Username. This field is required when Custom Datasource is selected in Datasource above.

Custom JDBC Password

Custom JDBC Password. This field is required when Custom Datasource is selected in Datasource above.

Info
titleTest the connection parameters

Click on the "Test Connection" button at the bottom of the page to quickly test out your configurations.

SQL SELECT Query for store binder

The SQL query specific to your database type (MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle, etc.). Use syntax like {field_id} in query to inject submitted form data.

Code Block
languagesql
titleExample
linenumberstrue
SELECT
   * 
FROM
   app_fd_table 
WHERE
   id =  {id}

Note: If you use JDBC in a form grid or spreadsheet for load or save binder, be advised the SQL syntax is different from form load or save binder. Kindly download and view the sample app for JDBC in a form grid or spreadsheet.

SQL INSERT Query

Use syntax like curly brackets {field_id} in query to inject submitted form data. 

Code Block
languagesql
titleExample
linenumberstrue
INSERT app_fd_table 
       (id, 
        c_name, 
        c_emailaddress) 
VALUES ({id}, 
        {name}, 
        {emailAddress}) 

You can use {uuid} to tell Joget to create a random unique id or a "Universally unique identifier". Example:

Code Block
languagesql
titleExample
linenumberstrue
INSERT app_fd_table
       (id,
        c_name,
        c_emailAddress
VALUES ({uuid},
        {name},
        {emailAddress})
SQL UPDATE Query

Use syntax like curly brackets {field_id} in query to inject submitted form data.

Code Block
languagesql
titleExample
linenumberstrue
UPDATE app_fd_table 
SET    id = {id}, 
       c_name = {name}, 
       c_emailaddress = {emailAddress}, 
       c_contacttel = {contactTel} 
WHERE  id = {id} 
SQL DELETE Query

SQL statement to delete form data records in Datalist/Grid element. Use syntax like curly brackets {id} in query to inject form data primary key value.

Code Block
languagesql
titleExample
linenumberstrue
DELETE
FROM
   app_fd_table 
WHERE
   id = {id}
Handling for field workflow variable?Click to select if you are using workflow variables mapping in your form elements.  Not applicable for grid elements..  Not applicable for grid elements.

Note: For Joget versions v5 and v6, kindly note that the JDBC load/save binders cannot be used if your form or form grid has file or image attachment field elements or if you are using workflow variables mappings in your form elements. Default to Multirow Form Binder.

Handling for uploaded files?
Form to store uploaded files

Click to select if you are using file or image attachments in your form elements.

Select form to store uploaded files only if you are using form grid or spreadsheet.


Understanding JDBC Errors

Error MessagesCauses And Solutions
Message on screen: Record cannot be foundThere is a JDBC configuration error. Check the joget.log file for more information.
The rest of the error messages below are found in the \apache-tomcat-x.x.xx\logs\joget.log file.
ERROR org.joget.plugin.enterprise.JdbcLoadBinder - org.apache.commons.dbcp.SQLNestedException:
Cannot load JDBC driver class
The property Custom JDBC Driver is incorrect
ERROR org.joget.plugin.enterprise.JdbcLoadBinder - org.apache.commons.dbcp.SQLNestedException:
Cannot create PoolableConnectionFactory (Could not connect to address=(host=localhost)(port=3306)(type=master) : Socket fail to connect to host:localhost, port:3306. Connection refused: connect)
The property Custom JDBC URL is incorrect
ERROR org.joget.plugin.enterprise.JdbcLoadBinder - org.apache.commons.dbcp.SQLNestedException: Cannot create PoolableConnectionFactory (Could not connect to address=(host=localhost)(port=3307)(type=master) : Access denied for user 'xxxx'@'localhost' (using password: YES)The property Custom JDBC Username or Custom JDBC Password is incorrect.

ERROR org.joget.plugin.enterprise.JdbcLoadBinder - java.sql.SQLSyntaxErrorException: .....

The property SQL SELECT Query is incorrect. Do also check the SQL lower or upper case spelling on table and column names, especially if you are running a database on a Linux OS which is case sensitive.
ERROR org.joget.plugin.enterprise.JdbcLoadBinder - java.sql.SQLException: Could not set parameter at position 1 (values was '?') Query - conn:506(M) - SELECT * FROM app_fd_table WHERE id = "?"

Do not enclosed the ? in single or double quotation marks. Correct syntax is ? :

SELECT * FROM app_fd_table WHERE id = ?

ERROR org.joget.tutorial.JdbcOptionsBinder - com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerException:
The value is not set for the parameter number 2

DB error on JDBC Options with "Field ID to control available options based on Grouping". You can only pass one ? parameter in the SQL.


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