Exception java.sql.SQLException: Invalid Oracle URL specified: OracleDataSource.makeURL when trying to use an non-XA Oracle datasource

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  • Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 7.2
  • Oracle (non-XA datasource)


  • The following exception is raised when obtaining a connection from a non-XA Oracle datasource after the datasource was created using the JBoss EAP web console:

    ... Caused by: java.sql.SQLException: Invalid Oracle URL specified: OracleDataSource.makeURL
        at oracle.jdbc.pool.OracleDataSource.makeURL(OracleDataSource.java:1277)
        at oracle.jdbc.pool.OracleDataSource.getConnection(OracleDataSource.java:185)


If creating the datasource using the web console and if the datasource-class was not intentionally specified, see Web console automatically sets datasource-class attribute for non-XA datasource in JBoss EAP 7.2 for the recommended workaround.

The web console error1 is resolved in EAP 7.2 cumulative patch (CP) 2 and later. However, even after patch application, datasources created prior to application of the cumulative patch will require manual correction (if not already performed):

  • The datasource-class attribute line should be removed manually from the standalone*.xml or domain.xml

Note that datasources created using the CLI interface will not exhibit this issue.

Root Cause

  • The web console automatically adds a datasource-class attribute in JBoss EAP 7.2 and this may be incompatible with the normal configuration (connection-url cannot be used with a datasource class and a connection-property named "URL" must be used, instead) when using a non-XA datasource pool.


Diagnostic Steps

Search for java.sql.SQLException: Invalid Oracle URL specified: OracleDataSource.makeURL on the server.log

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