Springboot + JSP + Spring Security: Failed to configure a DataSource. How to configure DataSource in MySQL?

To configure a DataSource in Springboot, you can define DataSource into application.properties.

The application.properties is as follows for Springboot −


The project structure is as follows −


To understand the above concept, let us create a controller class with spring boot. The Java code is as follows −

package com.demo.controller;
import java.util.List;
import javax.persistence.EntityManager;
import javax.persistence.Query;
import org.springframework.beans.factory.annotation.Autowired;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.GetMapping;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestMapping;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RestController;
public class DisplayController {
   EntityManager entityManager;
   public String getAll() {
      Query data= entityManager.createNativeQuery("select first_name from demo25");
      List<String> allData= data.getResultList();
      return allData.toString();


Following is the main class of Java spring boot −

package com.demo;
import org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication;
import org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.SpringBootApplication;
public class JavaMysqlDemoApplication {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      SpringApplication.run(JavaMysqlDemoApplication.class, args);

Here is the actual spring boot application.properties.

To run the above project, right click main class − use "Run As with Java Application". To get the output, you can use this URL −


This will produce the following output −

Following are the tables of above output.

Let us create a table −

mysql> create table demo25
−> (
−> first_name varchar(20)
−> );
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.72 sec)

Insert some records into the table with the help of insert command −

mysql> insert into demo25 values('David');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.10 sec)

mysql> insert into demo25 values('Adam');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.13 sec)

mysql> insert into demo25 values('Chris');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.10 sec)

Display records from the table using select statement −

mysql> select *from demo25;

This will produce the following output −

| first_name |
| David      |
| Adam       |
| Chris      |
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Updated on: 19-Nov-2020


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