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doubt -very urgent help needed

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Joined: Nov 08, 2000
Posts: 52
i have been trying to writing a java program to acess the values of the tables that are stored in an another site(not on my pc ) in the form of mysql question is that do i require to have a mysql driver in my odbc driver(i.e home computer) to run this code sucessfully .i at present dont have the driver installed ,whenever i complied and run the code i am getting an error -
Class not foundException
Please answer my question
Thanks in advance
David O'Meara

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

Do you have a typo in your Class.forName line?
If you cut and pasted the error, it looks like you have a colon instead of a period instead of
Also, did you download the mySQL driver from
Sorry, gotta cover the simple questions.
Chris Stewart
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Joined: Sep 29, 2001
Posts: 124
Yeah, that's what it looks like to me. Make sure the driver (in jar format) is in your classpath as well.
I agree. Here's the link:
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