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Best practices on using custom java tags in GEL


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How can I safely write my GEL script using SQL database connections?




  • Broadcom Support recommends to only use the OOTB gel tags to query the database which are approved, such as sql:query.
  • The full list can be found in our Clarity documentation. The rest of the tags are unsupported
  • We do not recommend using custom java tags:
    • In our experience this has caused system outages, (crash on BG service) when the script encounters an issue, and the connection is not being closed.
    • This will create an unhandled memory leak.
    • To avoid this issue - please follow the recommendation on using only supported OOTB gel tags.