Spring Boot – Error Creating Bean With Name ‘datasource’ Defined In Class Path Resource

This error typically occurs when Spring Boot is unable to create the dataSource bean defined in your application.

The cause of this error can vary, but some common reasons include:

  1. Missing or incorrect database driver: Ensure that you have the appropriate database driver dependency defined in your project’s pom.xml or build.gradle file. For example, if you are using MySQL, you should have ‘mysql-connector-java’ as a dependency.

  2. Incorrect database connection details: Double-check your database connection details, such as the URL, username, and password defined in your application.properties or application.yml file.

  3. Conflicting bean definitions: It’s possible that there are conflicting bean definitions for the dataSource bean. Check if there are any custom bean definitions or configurations that might be causing conflicts. Use @Primary annotation to indicate which bean should be given precedence.

  4. Database server not running: Ensure that your database server is running and accessible. If the server is not running, the dataSource bean creation will fail.

  5. Missing or incorrect configuration properties: Ensure that all the required properties are correctly defined in your application.properties or application.yml file. For example, if you are using an embedded database, make sure the appropriate properties are defined (e.g., spring.datasource.url, spring.datasource.username, spring.datasource.password).

  6. Missing or incorrect database dependency: Make sure you have the necessary dependencies related to the database you are using. For example, if you are using MySQL, ensure that the mysql-connector-java dependency is correctly defined.

  7. Bean creation order: If you have multiple bean creation methods, ensure that they are being called in the correct order. You can use the @DependsOn annotation to enforce the order in which beans are created.

By examining the stack trace and reviewing your application’s configuration and dependencies, you should be able to identify and resolve the issue causing the ‘dataSource’ bean creation error.

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