MySQL Connector/J - Download and Installation
Describes how to download and install MySQL Connector/J (JDBC driver) required to run Java programs to access MySQL servers.
To use Java programs to access MySQL servers, of course you need to install the JDK package
on you system first. If you need help on installing the JDK package, please read my other tutorial book,
"Java Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples" at
With MySQL server installed and running, I am ready to try the JDBC driver to access my MySQL server.
Here is what I did to download and install MySQL JDBC driver:
- Go to the MySQL Drivers page
- Click Download link next to "JDBC Driver for MySQL (Connector/J)"
- Click the Download link next to
"Platform Independent (Architecture Independent), ZIP Archive, 8.0.17, 4.3M".
- Click "No thanks, just start my download" to start the download.
- Save the download file, mysql-connector-java-8.0.17, to a temporary directory.
- Unzip this file and move the content to \local\mysql-connector-java.
- Finally, copy \local\mysql-connector-java\mysql-connector-java-8.0.17.jar
The installation is done. You should read the full documentation at
Some information of MySQL Connector/J is summarized here:
- MySQL Connector/J 8.0.17 implements version 4.2 of the JDBC specification.
- MySQL Connector/J 8.0.17 is a Type 4 driver - Pure Java and direct connection to the server.
- MySQL Connector/J 8.0.17 supports JDK 1.8.x environments.
Table of Contents
About This Book
Introduction of SQL
MySQL Introduction and Installation
Introduction of MySQL Programs
PHP Programs and MySQL Server
Perl Programs and MySQL Servers
►Java Programs and MySQL Servers
►MySQL Connector/J - Download and Installation
Loading JDBC Driver Class - com.mysql.cj.jdbc.Driver
JDBC Driver Connection URL
Connection URL Tests on Older MySQL Connector/J
Creating Connections with DataSource Class
Getting Driver and Server Information
Creating Tables with AUTO_INCREMENT Columns
"INSERT INTO" Statements
Datatypes and Data Literals
Operations and Expressions
Character Strings and Bit Strings
Commonly Used Functions
Table Column Types for Different Types of Values
Using DDL to Create Tables and Indexes
Using DML to Insert, Update and Delete Records
Using SELECT to Query Database
Window Functions for Statistical Analysis
Use Index for Better Performance
Transaction Management and Isolation Levels
Locks Used in MySQL
Defining and Calling Stored Procedures
Variables, Loops and Cursors Used in Stored Procedures
System, User-Defined and Stored Procedure Variables
MySQL Server Administration
Storage Engines in MySQL Server
InnoDB Storage Engine - Primary and Secondary Indexes
Performance Tuning and Optimization
Bulk Changes on Large Tables
MySQL Server on macOS
Installing MySQL Server on Linux
Connection, Performance and Second Instance on Linux
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