The Activate pooling option means that
database connections requested once can be used again. This increases
performance, especially for highly frequented portals.
If you only rarely access the configured data source, it makes sense to
deactivate Pooling, which will reduce unnecessary load on the database.
This may also be required by the license terms of the database
manufacturer, who may restrict the amount of permitted simultaneous
The setting for Maximum connection age allows you
to define a span of time, after which a frequently used connection must
be released, as soon as it is not in use. The Release
unused connections after setting defines that a connection will be
released after that number of seconds of inactivity. The setting for Clearing
interval defines after which amount of time unused objects
will be released.
After clicking OK,
the connection to the data source will be configured. You can
access it in the Applications module.