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fengzixuan zheng
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Joined: Aug 02, 2001
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Sorry for my stupid, I still don't know how to form the data source url for creating a connection. Example: If I have a MS Access database- "JavaTest.mdb", I write code as follows, It always says cannot find the data source. WHAT should the variable "url" be?

Class.forName("jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver"); //loads the driver
String url = "jdbc dbc:MS Access;DBQ=c:\\JavaTest.mdb";
Connection con = DriverManager.getConnection(
url, "userID", "passwd");

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Thanks and wish you good luck!
[This message has been edited by fengzixuan zheng (edited August 23, 2001).]
Bosun Bello
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Joined: Nov 06, 2000
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The URl should be "jdbc dbc:yourdatasourcename" In your own case it will be "jdbc.odbc.JavaTest" Since you are using MS Access.


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Bosun Bello
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Joined: Nov 06, 2000
Posts: 1510
It's actually colons not periods. My mistake
Marcos Maia
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Joined: Jan 06, 2001
Posts: 977
Also don�t forget to register your database at the odbc in the control panel.
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