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Class.forname() and Access

 
rick casey
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I'm trying to get started with the good book "Database Programming with JDBC and Java". Am using Access as a local database but cannot find the driver class name needed for Class.forname(). Can anybody point this out?
Also: I really like this eporkchop site. Just what I needed to learn more Java.

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If you downloaded Java from the Sun webpage,
try the following:
Class.forName("sun.jdbc.odbc.JdcbOdbcDriver");
For the url, you will have to find out what your computer calls it. You can double-click on the ODBC icon in the Control Panel to add, modify and delete database references. Given the above classname and a database reference called, "OLE_DB_NWind_Jet", the next two lines of code may look like:
String url = "jdbc dbc:OLE_DB_NWIND_Jet";
Connection con = DriverManager.getConnection(url, "", "");
Hope that helps.
 
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It looks like UBB is trying to be cute.
That that you see should be replaced with

Hopefully this came out okay.
 
paul wheaton
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Now I've turned off the smiley face stuff which should turn off that problem with the colon followed by the letter "oh".
This added message should fix the thread.
It should say
String url = "jdbc dbc:OLE_DB_NWIND_Jet"
 
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Well, that didn't work.
I'll look into this some more.
In the mean time, the statement is
String url = "jdbc: odbc:OLE_DB_NWIND_Jet"
but without spaces.
 
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rick casey, i think you looking database connectivity. so you can use above code fragment. if you using mysql, download mysql-connector-java-5.1.13-bin.jar file and use it.
knowladge is power when applied.

 
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