JDBC Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 2.21, by Dr. Herong Yang

JDBC-ODBC - Connecting to MS Access Database Files

This section describes how to connect to a SQL Server 2005 through DSN with JDBC-ODBC Bridge.

After I have my MS Access database file and my DSN representing this file created, I can try to connect my Java program to my MS Access database with JDBC-ODBC Bridge using the DriverManager.getConnection() method:

DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:odbc:dsn_name");

Here is my sample program showing you how to connect to my Access database file with JDBC-ODBC Bridge:

/**
 * OdbcAccessConnection.java
 * Copyright (c) 2007 by Dr. Herong Yang. All rights reserved.
 */
import java.sql.*;
public class OdbcAccessConnection {
  public static void main(String [] args) {
    Connection con = null;
    try {
      Class.forName("sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver") ;

// Connect with a url string
      con = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:odbc:HY_ACCESS");
      System.out.println("Connection ok.");
      con.close();

    } catch (Exception e) {
      System.err.println("Exception: "+e.getMessage());
    }
  }
}

The output confirms that the connection method worked correctly:

C:\>javac OdbcAccessConnection.java

C:\>java OdbcAccessConnection
Connection 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 - Flat Text Files

JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS Access

 JDBC-ODBC - Creating a MS Access Database File

 JDBC-ODBC - Creating DSN for MS Access

JDBC-ODBC - Connecting to MS Access Database Files

 JDBC-ODBC - MS Access Database and Driver Info

 JDBC-ODBC - Creating New Tables in MS Access Database

 JDBC-ODBC - Inserting Data Rows to MS Access Database

 JDBC-ODBC - Running Queries on MS Access Database

 Creating Connections with DataSource Class

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS SQL Server

 Summary of JDBC Drivers and Database Servers

 Additional Tutorial Notes to Be Added

 References

 PDF Printing Version

JDBC-ODBC - Connecting to MS Access Database Files - Updated in 2014, by Dr. Herong Yang