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JDBC & MySQL first time set up?

 
Sean Casey
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Hi, I'm running redhat 7.0(linux). I just installed MySQL, and I want to begin programming with JDBC. I downloaded the appropriate driver and included it in my classpath. From what I understand I need to initialize a DBMS, so the DriverManager knows which driver to use. Could someone please let me know how to do this? I'm anxious to try some new stuff thanks.
-Sean

P.S. I used jdbc with Windows once, a long time ago. It seems that every book on jdbc only includes windows instructions for access.
 
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I got it running just fine. I thought I had an extra step to do. I changed my program from "localhost" to my ip address, and everything works fine now. I'm going to have to learn some sql though.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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