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

Robert Goddard
Robert Goddard
15,019 Points

Unable to complete challenge: Add a Spring Bean to configure a Hibernate SessionFactory with the following settings:

It says task 2 is failing... but I go back to task 2 and it works... Infuriating challenge.. I have this fully working in my own IDE.

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 LocalSessionFactoryBean sessionFactory() {
    Resource config = new ClassPathResource("hibernate.cfg.xml");
    LocalSessionFactoryBean sessionFactory = new LocalSessionFactoryBean();
    return sessionFactory;

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

        // Driver class name

        // Set URL

    return ds;


Ed Cooney
Ed Cooney
11,772 Points

Make sure you check the app.properties *.db.url value and that its pointing to contactmgr, not something else.