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:
- 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 5.1.38 4.1M"
- Save the download file, mysql-connector-java-5.0.7.zip, to a temporary directory.
The file size is about 4.1MB.
- Unzip this file. I got a directory called mysql-connector-java-5.1.38.
I moved and renamed this directory to \local\mysql-connector-java.
- Finally, copy \local\mysql-connector-java\mysql-connector-java-5.1.38-bin.jar
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:
- MySQL Connctor/J 5.1.38 implements version 4.0 of the JDBC specification.
- MySQL Connctor/J 5.1.38 is a Type 4 driver - Pure Java and direct connection to the server.
- MySQL Connctor/J 5.1.38 supports JDK 1.8.x environments.
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
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