How to configure JOOQ settings using Spring-Boot config?

How to configure JOOQ settings using Spring-Boot config?

Note that the answer from Lukas worked for configuring the rendering style, but resulted in JOOQ no longer participating in Spring transaction handling.

Below is the code Ive added to my project to customise the identifier rendering.

import org.jooq.DSLContext;
import org.jooq.SQLDialect;
import org.jooq.conf.RenderNameStyle;
import org.jooq.conf.Settings;
import org.jooq.impl.DataSourceConnectionProvider;
import org.jooq.impl.DefaultConfiguration;
import org.jooq.impl.DefaultDSLContext;
import org.jooq.impl.DefaultExecuteListenerProvider;
import org.springframework.beans.factory.annotation.Autowired;
import org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.jooq.JooqExceptionTranslator;
import org.springframework.context.annotation.Bean;
import org.springframework.context.annotation.Configuration;
import org.springframework.jdbc.datasource.TransactionAwareDataSourceProxy;
import org.springframework.stereotype.Component;

import javax.sql.DataSource;

 Override spring-boot config so JOOQ settings can be customised.

 Spring-boot config taken from:
public class JooqConfig {
  @Autowired DataSource dataSource;

  public DataSourceConnectionProvider connectionProvider() {
    return new DataSourceConnectionProvider(
      new TransactionAwareDataSourceProxy(dataSource));

  public DSLContext dsl() {
    return new DefaultDSLContext(configuration());

  public DefaultConfiguration configuration() {
    DefaultConfiguration config = new DefaultConfiguration();
    config.set(new Settings().
      withRenderNameStyle(RenderNameStyle.AS_IS ));
    config.set(new DefaultExecuteListenerProvider(
      new JooqExceptionTranslator() ));
    return config;

Note: The above code appears to work, but results in my IDE telling me that I have multiple beans registered for the DSLContext type. I also added JooqAutoConfigration to my list of excluded spring-boot auto-config.

@EnableAutoConfiguration(exclude = {

You can also provide a Settings bean (that returns an org.jooq.conf.Settings object).

Example that solves the original question:

public class JooqConfig {

    Settings jooqSettings() {
        return new Settings().withRenderNameStyle(RenderNameStyle.AS_IS);

The Spring Boot documentation is currently missing that, but I checked the source and tested it locally, I have created a PR to fix it.

How to configure JOOQ settings using Spring-Boot config?

Spring Boot is a toolkit to get you started with some set of dependencies as quickly as possible. This doesnt mean that you should do everything via Spring Boot. Spring Boot cannot possibly maintain a flag corresponding to every single third party librarys flag out there.

The reason why spring boot supports spring.jooq.sql-dialect is because in some cases, jOOQ cannot auto-detect the dialect from the JDBC Connection or DataSource, so it is a necessity for Spring Boot to provide that information to jOOQ. The Settings.renderNameStyle, on the other hand, is a much more advanced setting that Spring Boot doesnt need to know in order to get a minimal configuration started.

Hence, as soon as youre starting to use more sophisticated library settings / flags, you will need to configure the library yourself. In this case, you could provide the DSLContext bean programmatically, or through various other Spring-idiomatic ways, e.g.

@Autowired DataSource ds;

public DSLContext ctx() {
    DSL.using(ds, SQLDialect.ORACLE, new Settings().withRenderNameStyle(AS_IS));

And then inject that DSLContext everywhere.

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