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 https://developer.atlassian.com/docs/atlassian-platform-common-components/active-objects/developing-your-plugin-with-active-objects/active-objects-faq/table-names. 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

DefaultOfBizConnectionFactory().getDatasourceInfo().getJndiDatasource()

 

Any clues ?

I am using SDK with 

<jira.version>7.2.2</jira.version><amps.version>6.2.11</amps.version>

It seems to be SDK version issue.

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

<jira.version>6.3.1</jira.version>
<amps.version>5.0.3</amps.version>

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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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