Data Source Profile for SQL Server (Bob Swift's SQL for Confluence)

Looking at the documentation for Bob Swift's SQL for Confluence addon (, I don't see any examples for SQL Server.  There are application server based data source configurations (, but those require rebooting Confluence.  I'd like to try the dynamic data source profile first.

Does anyone have an example for this?  The format should be something like:


dbDriver=??? |



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Davin Studer Community Champion Jun 17, 2015

This is what I have used.

dbDriver=net.sourceforge.jtds.jdbc.Driver|dbUrl=jdbc:jtds:sqlserver://{server}:1433/{database}|dbUser=user|dbPassword=password|dbJar=c:\Program Files\Atlassian\Confluence\confluence\WEB-INF\lib\jtds-1.2.2.jar

The configuration for data source profiles mirrors the information from the application server examples.

The app-server example doesn't explicitly reference a JAR: <Resource name="jdbc/myDS" auth="Container" type="javax.sql.DataSource" driverClassName="net.sourceforge.jtds.jdbc.Driver" url="jdbc:jtds:sqlserver://mysqlserver:1433/mydatabase" username="username" password="password" maxActive="20" maxIdle="10" maxWait="-1" validationQuery="Select 1" /> But, I see that the app-server's "driverClassName" maps to the data source profile's "dbDriver".

@Davin Studer Thanks, I'll try that today!

The dbJar reference is equivalent to putting the jdbc driver into the lib directory for the application server.

@Davin Studer Thanks, that did the trick! Wow, super easy to put SQL reports in Confluence now, even easier than using ASP.NET, which is somewhat similar with its SQL Data Sources.

Davin Studer Community Champion Jun 19, 2015

Glad to hear it.

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