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how class.forname() works?

rogelio uribe

Joined: Aug 01, 2001
Posts: 14
Hi there:
I'm not clear at all, about the method Class.forName(), I'm trying to use it on my program, but I'm getting the error:
java.io.Exception: Bad Path: <describing PATH>

the code is:
catch(java.lang.ClassNotFoundException e)
System.err.print("ClassNotFoundException: " + e.getMessage());

so, I'm not sure about the meaning of the argument to call this method.
Can anybody help?

Roy Ben Ami
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Joined: Jan 13, 2002
Posts: 732
actually you are using it correctly.
the problem is not related to the use of the Class.forName() . your code works fine in my computer.
perhaps it is a classpath related issue?
or maybe you dont have Jdbc classes?
check to see if u have the java.sql package?
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