MySQL Connector/J - Download and Installation

This section 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".

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:

The installation is done. You should read the documentation at \local\mysql-connector-java\docs\connector-j.pdf. Some version information of MySQL Connctor/J 5.1.38 is summarized here:

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of SQL

 MySQL Introduction and Installation

 Introduction of MySQL Programs

 Perl Programs and MySQL Servers

 PHP Programs and MySQL Servers

Java Programs and MySQL Servers

MySQL Connector/J - Download and Installation

 Loading JDBC Driver Class - com.mysql.jdbc.Driver

 JDBC Driver Connection URL

 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

 Transaction Management and Isolation Levels

 Locks Used in MySQL

 Defining and Calling Stored Procedures

 Variables, Loops and Cursors Used in Stored Procedures

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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