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Database connectivity driver other than JDBC-ODBC Driver ??

arun mahajan
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Joined: Dec 07, 2001
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I am facing a lot of problem while doing some programming on threads. Whenever I have to get connected with Database I only have an option of using JDBC-ODBC driver, which everybody seems cursing as it is not fit for multi-requests or production.
I am using :
1. Windows 2000 Server
2. MS Sql 2000
3. JRUN 3.1 for supporting JSP and Servlets.

But question are:
1. what professionals use for stand alone application?
2. Is there some commercial drivers (at cost) available for stand alone applications? which is best of them?
3. Is there some freeware drivers too available?

Any comments.
Brent Worden
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Joined: Nov 26, 2001
Posts: 50
Try searching the driver listing available at JavaSoft:

Brent Worden
Peter den Haan
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Joined: Apr 20, 2000
Posts: 3252
SQL Server drivers. Oi, oi...
Freeware: I have tried FreeTDS and ThinWeb FreeTDS. My experience with these is not good at all, unfortunately.
Recently Microsoft has come up with a driver derived from the Merant one; I have no experience with it. It is not J2EE certified.
Of the paid-for drivers I tried, I really liked JSQLConnect. It didn't give me any problems, is feature-rich including support for statement and connection pooling and XA, is J2EE certified and reasonably priced. You can download a trial version, which after 30 days downgrades to the free version with a 1 connection limit :roll: oh well, they'll have to make a living too I suppose.
Just my experience. YMMV.
- Peter :roll:
[ April 02, 2002: Message edited by: Peter den Haan ]
Wahid Sadik
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Joined: Oct 30, 2000
Posts: 56
I've used Weblogic driver (search
It's free for 1 month or so... Nice thing...
I've used it exactly the combination u mentioned..

Regards<br />Mohammod Wahid Sadik<br />SCJP 1.2, SCJD 1.4,<br />IBM Certified XML Developer<br />IBM Certified UML Designer
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