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It depends whether you are developing an intranet application or an internet application. For intranet applications it would be useful to consider type 2 drivers. But since type 3 and type 4 drivers show significantly better performance than type 2 drivers and the trend is towards development of more robust pure-Java drivers, it might be useful to evaluate type 3 or type 4 for intranet situations too. For Internet-related applications, there is no option but to use type 3 or type 4 drivers. Type 3 drivers are best suited for environments that need to provide connectivity to a variety of DBMS servers and heterogeneous databases and that require significantly high levels of concurrently connected users where performance and scalability are major concerns. Type 4 drivers are generally aimed at the workgroup level.
Cheers,<br />Rani<br />SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD
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Thanks... I already have a sybase driver type 4. What I want to know is what is the best way to download the driver to the client machine in execution time. Is this possible? Thanks again