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c3p0, Tomcat and ComboPooledDataSource

William Hardwick
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I am trying to create a c3p0 connection pool in Tomcat.

In my context.xml, I have the following:

In my web.xml, I have the following:

And in my class, I am accessing using the following:

I am getting the following exception:

My question is, why is Tomcat casting this to an instance of org.apache.tomcat.dbcp.dbcp.BasicDataSource (why isn't it staying as a ComboPooledDataSource) and what can I do to get it as a PooledDataSource object so that I can call the getNumConnections() method on it?

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