Archived: Installing Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.2

This section describes how to download and install Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.2 for SQL Server 2014.

If you want to access SQL Server database from Java applications, you need to install a JDBC driver that supports SQL Server. There are many software vendors offer such JDBC drivers.

Microsoft offers a free driver, JDBC Driver 4.2. The tutorial below shows you how to download and install it.

1. Go to Microsoft JDBC Drivers 4.2, 4.1 and 4.0 for SQL Server Website at

2. Click the Download button.

3. Select sqljdbc_4.2.6225.100_enu.tar.gz.

4. Save the downloaded file, sqljdbc_4.2.6225.100_enu.tar.gz, to C:\temp directory.

5. Unzip and untar the downloaded file. You will see a new folder C:\temp\sqljdbc_4.2\enu. The JDBC driver .jar file, sqljdbc42.jar, is located under that folder.

6. Copy C:\temp\sqljdbc_4.2\enu\sqljdbc42.jar to C:\local\lib\sqljdbc42.jar. You are ready to use JDBC Driver 4.2 now.

7. You may also want to copy all other versions of the JDBC Driver JAR files to \local\lib in case you want try different JDBC API versions and JDK versions, see the table below for details.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) Introduction

 JDK (Java SE) Installation

 Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition

 Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server

 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

Archived Tutorials

 Archived: Downloading and Installing JDK on Windows

 Archived: Java SE 8 Installation

 Archived: Downloading Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

 Archived: Installing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

 Archived: Installing AdventureWorksLT Sample Database

Archived: Installing Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.2

 Archived: Installing Microsoft JDBC Driver 1.0


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