I have a Tomcat 7 on CentOS 7 machine running BIRT. It all worked fine and the rptdesign files returned nice results.
The other day it simply stopped working with this Exception
exception.error ( 1 time(s) )
detail : org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.api.EngineException: An exception occurred during processing. Please see the following message for details:
Cannot open the connection for the driver: org.eclipse.birt.report.data.oda.jdbc.
org.eclipse.birt.report.data.oda.jdbc.JDBCException: There is an error in get connection, Communications link failure
The last packet sent successfully to the server was 0 milliseconds ago. The driver has not received any packets from the server.. (Element ID:1005)
I double clicked on the data source and then manage drivers within Eclipse and added the mysql jar. But this seems to have no effect at all as Eclipse does not show any changes to the rptdesign file and so it seems that I cannot deploy this change to the birt machine. However I deployed with that change anyway => problem persists
I have checked if there is a mysql-connector.jar in the Tomcat => it is
I have checked if the mysql-connector.jar is installed via YUM => it is
I have tried to connect to the datasource in that BIRT report via mysql -hsomehostname -usomeuser -psomepass => this works
I have tried to reboot both the BIRT and MySQL machine => problem persists
I have double checked that the username and password in the connection are fine => they are
It all runs fine on my windows machine within eclipse but no longer on the CentOS 7 machine
While googeling this I only find results that tell me to add a mysql-connector.jar into this folder
My BIRT war does not contain a plugin folder within the WEB-INF folder. An I never did anything with such a folder. So I tried to add that folder and still my problem persists.
Also I found results telling me to change MySQL servers configuration to bind to all IP addresses and such but beeing able to connect via mysql -hsomehostname -usomeuser -psomepass I assume that there is no problem on the MySQL end.
Could someone please help?