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Java Spring with Hibernate Integrating Hibernate with Spring Configure Spring for Hibernate

Svein Bruce
Svein Bruce
7,162 Points

Problem with The "Configure Spring for Hibernate" task.

I try to set the DriverClassName to the the right resource, but it says it has a value of null. What is the issue with my code?

In the preview I get 22 pages of error messages which I dont understand.

Edit: Sorry. I thought it automatically included the code.


package com.teamtreehouse.contactmgr.config;

import org.apache.tomcat.dbcp.dbcp2.BasicDataSource;
import org.springframework.beans.factory.annotation.Autowired;
import org.springframework.context.annotation.Bean;
import org.springframework.context.annotation.Configuration;
import org.springframework.context.annotation.PropertySource;
import org.springframework.core.env.Environment;
import org.springframework.core.io.ClassPathResource;
import org.springframework.core.io.Resource;
import org.springframework.orm.hibernate5.LocalSessionFactoryBean;

import javax.sql.DataSource;

public class DataConfig {
  private Environment env;

  public DataSource datasource(){
    BasicDataSource ds = new BasicDataSource();


    return ds;

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,005 Points

Please show your actual code so we can take a look.