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

Specifying Port Number in Connection URL

This section describes how to specify port numbers in the connection URL.

If the SQL Server is configured with a non-default port number, you need to specify the port number in the connection url in the following syntax:


For example, if you installed the SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, it will be configured with 1269 as the port number.

The tutorial program below shows you how to include port number 1296 in the connection url:

 * ConnectionTest3.java
 * Copyright (c) 2007 by Dr. Herong Yang. All rights reserved.
import java.sql.*;
public class ConnectionTest3 {
  public static void main(String [] args) {
    Connection con = null;
    try {

// Load Microsoft JDBC Driver 1.0

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

// 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 (java.lang.ClassNotFoundException e) {
      System.err.println("ClassNotFoundException: "
    } catch (SQLException e) {
      System.err.println("SQLException: "

Compile and run it, you should get:

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

C:\>\progra~1\java\jdk1.6.0_02\bin\java -cp .;\local\lib\sqljdbc.jar

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

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

 Installing Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server

 Loading Driver Class with Class.forName()

 DriverManager.getConnection() and Connection URL

Specifying Port Number 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


 PDF Printing Version

Specifying Port Number in Connection URL - Updated in 2015, by Dr. Herong Yang