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Starting out with JDBC

Dan Caylor
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Joined: Jan 16, 2001
Posts: 11
Where do I begin? What do I have to download, both MySQL and JDBC?
My main goal is to create a forum using JSP and JDBC, am I on the right track?
Can anyone give me some advice? I've been to mysql.com and there's too many version to choose from. What exactly do I download?
Thanks
Michael Hildner
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Joined: Oct 13, 2000
Posts: 297
When you go to mysql.com, download the version appropriate for your hardware. Then download the JDBC driver from the same site.
At a minimum, read the JDBC tutorial from Sun. Even better, order some books (through JavaRanch's links, of course).
I've been using JDBC with Oracle and am about to try it with MySql as an experiment. Maybe we can help each other out.
Many regards,
Michael
Dan Caylor
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Joined: Jan 16, 2001
Posts: 11
I'm using windows 2000, I need to know which on is appropriate, there's tons to choose from for the Win32 platform, and same with JDBC, which do I get?
Michael Hildner
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Joined: Oct 13, 2000
Posts: 297
I went to mysql.com, clicked on downloads, clicked on mysql 3.23, clicked on Windows 95/98/nt/2000.
For the driver, I clicked on JDBC under APIs, and grabbed the first one on the list, mm.mysql.jdbc-1.2c.tar.gz.
Note that I haven't actually installed anything yet, will do this weekend.
Dan Caylor
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Joined: Jan 16, 2001
Posts: 11
Ok, great. I'll try those then, thanx for the help : )
Michael Hildner
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Joined: Oct 13, 2000
Posts: 297
I succesfully installed that mysql download this weekend and started to look at the driver info. Tonight I'll actually try to connect to the db I created. Let me know if you've done the same.
 
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