Specifying Port Number in Connection URL

This section describes how to specify port numbers in the connection URL for a specific SQL Server database instance.

Now I know that my SQLEXPRESS instance is listening on port 60782. I can modify my example program to specify the port number in the connection URL in the following syntax:


The revised example program below shows you how to include port number 60782 in the connection URL:

/* ConnectionTest3.java
 - Copyright (c) 2015, HerongYang.com, All Rights Reserved.
import java.sql.*;
public class ConnectionTest3 {
  public static void main(String [] args) {
    Connection con = null;
    try {

// Obtaining a connection to SQL Server
      con = DriverManager.getConnection(
        + "user=sa;password=HerongY@ng");

// Connection is ready to use
      DatabaseMetaData meta = con.getMetaData();
      System.out.println("Driver name: "
        + meta.getDriverName());
      System.out.println("Driver version: "
        + meta.getDriverVersion());
      System.out.println("Server name: " 
        + meta.getDatabaseProductName());
      System.out.println("Server version: "
        + meta.getDatabaseProductVersion());
      System.out.println("Connection URL: "
        + meta.getURL());
      System.out.println("Login name: "
        + meta.getUserName());

    } catch (Exception e) {

Compile and run it with JDK 1.8 and JDBC Driver 4.2, you should get:

C:\herong>\Progra~1\java\jdk1.8.0_45\bin\javac ConnectionTest3.java

   -cp .;\local\lib\sqljdbc42.jar ConnectionTest3

Driver name: Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.2 for SQL Server
Driver version: 4.2.6225.100
Server name: Microsoft SQL Server
Server version: 12.00.2000
Connection URL: jdbc:sqlserver://localhost:60782;
   applicationName=Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server;
Login name: sa

Previously, when I ran the same example program with JDK 1.6, JDBC Driver 1.0, and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, using the correct port number, I got the following output:

C:\herong>\progra~1\java\jdk1.6.0_02\bin\javac ConnectionTest3.java

   -cp .;\local\lib\sqljdbc.jar  ConnectionTest3

Driver name: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver
Driver version: 1.0.809.102
Server name: Microsoft SQL Server
Server version: 9.00.1399
Connection URL: jdbc:sqljdbc://
Login name: sa

Last update: 2015.

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

 Installing Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server

 Loading Driver Class Automatically

 Loading Driver Class with Class.forName()

 DriverManager.getConnection() and Connection URL

 Enabling TCP/IP with SQL Server Configuration Manager

Specifying Port Number in Connection URL

 Instance Name Better than Port Number

 Specifying Instance Name in Connection URL

 Closing the Database Connection - con.close()

 Specifying Database Name in Connection URL

 Incorrect Database Name in Connection URL

 Creating Connections with DataSource Class

 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

 Outdated Tutorials


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