help in jdbc/jndi/java class

"Manoj Jain" <>
22 May 2006 23:15:57 -0700
 i've created some simple java beans, when i do log in, i forward it to
servlet where i create LoginDTO object from username and password. in
the same class i validate the username and password with the system.
but it returns null value to connection object.

Login.jsp <|------------Loginform(action=LoginServlet)

in LoginServlet, loginDTO is created

Database class is meant for database operations like connection,
disconnection, insert/validation/deletion.

I do connectivity through Database.connect()

public final class Database{
    //declaration of member variables
public static void connect()
                ic= new InitialContext();
                System.out.println("Hello World"); //to check whether
it comes to this line or not.
        catch(SQLException se){}
        catch(NamingException ne){}

//this method validates user name and password with the system.
public static boolean validate(LoginDTO loginDTO)
        boolean bnFlag;
        authMap=new HashMap<String,String>();
            res=stmt.executeQuery("Select User, Password from

            if(authMap.containsKey(loginDTO.getName()) &&
        catch(SQLException se){bnFlag=false;}
        return bnFlag;

jdbc/proformaInvoice is configured in Java AppServer 9 as jndi name to
derby driver and database name. in App server there is ping facility
that checks whether the configuration done is correct or not, and in my
database, it is pinging, but still it gives null to connection.
   Is it because of i'm using datasource in java class context? Do i've
to use normal Class.forName() way to load drivers in memory?

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