Disconnect From MYSQL when user exits


This is probably a very simple answer that i have not been able to find a clear example
I have a shiny app which connects to a DB runs some operations based on user input
When the user exits the app i would like the connection to close
There is a bit of a workaround where i can open a close the connection to the DB everytime an operation is executed but it seems a bit inefficient

In any shiny app i have created thus far, i have added a line of code into the server section that says session$onSessionEnded(stopApp) which kills the session when the user exits the app
Is there a method i can use which will allow me to somehow add RJDBC::dbDisconnect(con) where con is my connection when the user closes the app

Here is a non working example to show what i am trying to do

DB connection

The code below connects to a mysql db, inserts some records and then exits


# We will try and insert some records based on the IRIS DB

# Connect to the MYSQL DB
con <- dbConnect(RMariaDB::MariaDB(), host = "", "port" = 9999, dbname = "example",
                     user = "foo", password = "foo1234")

# Inserts some values into the DB
str_update_table <- sprintf("INSERT INTO t_temp VALUES ('%.2f','%.2f','%.2f','%.2f','%s')", 
                            iris$Sepal.Length, iris$Sepal.Width, iris$Petal.Length, 
                            iris$Petal.Width, iris$Species)

# Update the table t_temp based on the SQL above
purrr::walk(str_update_table, function(x) dbSendUpdate(con, x))


Thank you for your time

If you are using a single app.R file you can close the connection on stop, by putting this before calling shinyApp(ui = ui, server = server)

onStop(function() {

# Run the application 
shinyApp(ui = ui, server = server)

EDIT: You might also have to pass session variable to your server function

server <- function(input, output, session) {
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perfect, this was exactly what i needed

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