Access to ActiveObjects tables via JDBC?

I wonder if I can get a JDBC connection to the JIRA/Confluence database from plugin code and access the tables created by the ActiveObjects plugin.

Is that possible?

If so: Would that still work reliably on a different JIRA/Confluence instance with different configuration, specifically with a different database vendor?

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You can definitely get the DS info or Connection from plugin code and use it to access AO tables.

DatasourceInfo datasourceInfo = new DefaultOfBizConnectionFactory().getDatasourceInfo();
Connection connection = new DefaultOfBizConnectionFactory().getConnection();

AO tables follows a unique naming strategy, which you can find at The names stay the same across instances.

Having said that, it is recommended to use the ActiveObjects APIs to interact with the AO tables. 

Thanks a lot, Jobin, I will try that! Are you aware of specific dangers of accessing AO tables directly view JDBC?

Not really. I mostly opt for AO APIs but have done it via direct JDBC calls for complex scenarios. Other than that, it is normal JDBC!

Is there a way to make that work for Confluence? I can only find DefaultOfBizConnectionFactory in the com.atlassian.jira.ofbiz package.

I get null when I try accessing JDBC info 

JdbcDatasourceInfo jdbcDatasourceInfo = new DefaultOfBizConnectionFactory().getDatasourceInfo().getJdbcDatasource(); 

However the JNDI Datasource works



Any clues ?

I am using SDK with 


It seems to be SDK version issue.

It works when I change JIRA & AMPS version to the one below


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Daniel Wester Community Champion Jan 10, 2017

Be very careful. AO does have some caching built in so if you mix the access algorithm (API vs direct jdbc) you might see some strange results.

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