JDBC Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 2.30, by Dr. Herong Yang

JDBC-ODBC - Loading sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver

This section describes how to load the JDBC-ODBC Bridge driver class with the Class.forName() method.

According to the JDK documentation, sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver is the driver class name of the JDBC-ODBC Bridge driver, and the driver class is included in the JDK RTE (Run-Time Environment). So no need to specify any JAR file in the classpath.

Loading the JDBC-ODBC Bridge driver is the same as loading other JDBC drivers. All you need to do is to call Class.forName("sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver"). Here is a sample Java program showing you how to load the JDBC-ODBC Bridge driver:

 * LoadJdbcOdbcDriver.java
 * Copyright (c) 2007 by Dr. Herong Yang. All rights reserved.
import java.sql.*;
public class LoadJdbcOdbcDriver {
  public static void main(String [] args) {
    Connection con = null;
    try {

// Load the JDBC-ODBC bridge driver
      Class.forName("sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver") ;
      System.out.println("JDBC-ODBC driver loaded ok.");
    } catch (Exception e) {
      System.err.println("Exception: "+e.getMessage());

The compilation and execution result shows that JDBC-ODBC Bridge does not need any external JAR file:

C:\>javac LoadJdbcOdbcDriver.java

C:\>java LoadJdbcOdbcDriver
JDBC-ODBC driver loaded ok.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) Introduction

 Downloading and Installing JDK - Java SE

 Installing and Running Java DB - Derby

 Derby (Java DB) JDBC Driver

 Derby (Java DB) JDBC DataSource Objects

 Java DB (Derby) - DML Statements

 Java DB (Derby) - ResultSet Objects of Queries

 Java DB (Derby) - PreparedStatement

 MySQL Installation on Windows

 MySQL JDBC Driver (MySQL Connector/J)

 MySQL - PreparedStatement

 MySQL - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

 MySQL - JBDC CallableStatement

 MySQL CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 MySQL BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Oracle Express Edition Installation on Windows

 Oracle JDBC Drivers

 Oracle - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

 Oracle - PreparedStatement

 Oracle - JBDC CallableStatement

 Oracle CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 Oracle BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

 Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server - sqljdbc.jar

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - Query Statements and Result Sets

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DatabaseMetaData Object

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DDL Statements

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DML Statements

 SQL Server - PreparedStatement

 SQL Server CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 SQL Server BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver Features

JDBC-ODBC - Loading sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver

 JDBC-ODBC - Creating DSN

 JDBC-ODBC - Connecting to a DSN

 JDBC-ODBC - Problem with Incorrect DSN

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - Flat Text Files

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS Access

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS SQL Server

 Summary of JDBC Drivers and Database Servers

 Additional Tutorial Notes to Be Added

 Outdated Tutorials


 PDF Printing Version

JDBC-ODBC - Loading sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver - Updated in 2015, by Dr. Herong Yang