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This section describes how to load the MySQL JDBC driver class - mysql-connector-java-5.0.7-bin.jar.

MySQL JDBC driver 5.0.7 is a JDBC 3.0 driver. The driver class, com.mysql.jdbc.Driver, needs to be loaded, if you want to use the DriverManager class to create Connection objects. The simplest way to load a driver class is to call the Class.forName() method as shown in the following sample program. Of course, you have to include the mysql-connector-java-5.0.7-bin.jar file in the classpath when you execute this program:

 * MySqlLoadDriver.java
 - Copyright (c) 2007, HerongYang.com, All Rights Reserved.
import java.sql.*;
public class MySqlLoadDriver {
  public static void main(String [] args) {
    Connection con = null;
    try {

// Load the MySQL JDBC driver
      Class.forName("com.mysql.jdbc.Driver") ;
      System.out.println("MySQL JDBC driver loaded ok.");
    } catch (Exception e) {
      System.err.println("Exception: "+e.getMessage());

The compilation and execution tests were recorded below. Notice the exception error I got without mysql-connector-java-5.0.7-bin.jar in the classpath:

C:\>javac MySqlLoadDriver.java

C:\>java MySqlLoadDriver
Exception: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver

C:\>java -cp .;\local\lib\mysql-connector-java-5.0.7-bin.jar 

MySQL JDBC driver loaded ok.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) Introduction

 JDK (Java SE) Installation

 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 - sqljdbc42.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 Bridge Driver - MS SQL Server

 Summary of JDBC Drivers and Database Servers

 Additional Tutorial Notes to Be Added

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 Outdated: MySQL 5.0 Download, Installation and Start

 Outdated: mysqladmin - MySQL 5.0 Admin Tool

 Outdated: MySQL Connector/J 5.0 - Download and Installation

Outdated: Loading MySQL Connector Java 5.0

 Outdated: Installation of JdbcRowSet Reference Implementation

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 Outdated: Creating Oracle Database Users

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