DataSource Error - makeURL() Failed

This section provides information the makeURL() error when creating connections from a DataSource object.

While testing the OracleDataSource class, I noticed that if the driver type was not provided, OracleDataSource class would fail to create a connection object. Here is a simple test program:

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import java.sql.*;
import javax.sql.*;
public class OracleDataSourceError {
  public static void main(String [] args) {
    Connection con = null;
    try {

// Setting up the DataSource object
      oracle.jdbc.pool.OracleDataSource ds 
        = new oracle.jdbc.pool.OracleDataSource();

// Testing without setting the driver type
//    ds.setDriverType("thin");

      ds.setDatabaseName("XE"); // Oracle SID

// Getting a connection object
      con = ds.getConnection();

// Getting the connection URL back
      System.out.println("Connection URL: "+ds.getURL());

// Closing the connection
    } catch (Exception e) {

Here is the error message I received:

   -cp .;\local\lib\ojdbc6.jar

   -cp .;\local\lib\ojdbc6.jar OracleDataSourceError

Invalid Oracle URL specified: OracleDataSource.makeURL
   at oracle.jdbc.pool.OracleDataSource.makeURL(...)
   at oracle.jdbc.pool.OracleDataSource.getConnection(...)
   at oracle.jdbc.pool.OracleDataSource.getConnection(...)
   at OracleDataSourceError.main(

Last update: 2015.

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 JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) Introduction

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 Loading JDBC Driver Class - ojdbc16.jar

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DataSource Error - makeURL() Failed

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 "CREATE TABLE" - Creating New Tables

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 Oracle - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

 Oracle - PreparedStatement

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 Oracle CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

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