[Database Custom Field] Connecting to JIRA Database

Hi! I've been trying to use the Database Custom Field plugin to connect to my own JIRA database, with no success. Is there anything I might be missing to make it work?

Here's what I've put in context.xml:

<Resource name="jdbc/defaultDS"
          auth="Container" type="javax.sql.DataSource"

The JIRA log tells:

Database JNDI >>jdbc/defaultDS<<, error obtaining connection

I haven't changed the default username or password, since this is just testing. Any other databases work with no problems.

What is wrong?

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Hi Guilherme,

You can see the Jira database configuration in the dbconfig.xml file from Jira's home directory.

You should copy the connection url from there.

It should be of form: jdbc:hsqldb:<jira_home_path>/database/jiradb .

Kind Regards,


I was trying to avoid using an address from the PC itself and insisting with localhost, but that really doesn't seem to be working. Oh well, this did it, thank you.

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