File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes JDBC and Relational Databases and the fly likes MySql Password error Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Databases » JDBC and Relational Databases
Bookmark "MySql Password error" Watch "MySql Password error" New topic

MySql Password error

Suzana Shah

Joined: Jan 07, 2002
Posts: 12
I m working with MySql database, and Tomcat. I wanted to create simple web page using JSP connected to a MySql database. I m working on Win98 and am working at home.
But the problem i receive is i installed MySql and i gave a password and the server is running fine.
But when in the command line i type this
C:\mysql>bin\mysql -p
Enter password: *****
ERROR 1045: Access denied for user: 'ODBC@localhost' (Using password: YES)
I get the above error, even though i m typing the right password. I know the server is running as when i ping to the server i get the message that "mysqld is alive"
So i dont know why the password keeps giving me this error. Is there any way i can reset the password?
Can anyone help....pleaseeeee
Gregg Bolinger
GenRocket Founder
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 15302

you might try specifying a user. For MySQL Max 4.0 the correct command argument is:
mysql -user=some_user -password=some_password
You may be getting the error because it doesn't know what user you are trying to log in as, so it used the default user. Most cases the default user is root. I don't know where the ODBC@localhost is comming from. Usually you get a root@localhost.
This also sounds more like a MySQL problem, in which case you won't get many answers here. Maybe consult the docs at
Hope that helps.

GenRocket - Experts at Building Test Data
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: MySql Password error
It's not a secret anymore!