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Why we need datasource

 
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Why we need datasource, why can't we directly use the connection pool instead of datasource
 
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application don't need to get brand new connection from database. It gets connection from datasource pool and returns to pool. Moreover you can specify maximum and minimum number of conneections which an application may open with database.
 
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Is this a homework question? Sounds like a copy and paste to me...
 
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we are not directly getting connection from database, connection pool is creating connection, why can't we directly use connection from connection pool............why we need data source in between.
 
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datasource is the config file for server how your server recognizes what is the database name and provider.
 
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