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Smitha Prasad
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Joined: Apr 02, 2002
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what exactly does a driver do?
Pradeep bhatt
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Joined: Feb 27, 2002
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Drivers convert the java API calls into equivalent vendor specific database calls.
The database API's are usually written in native languages like C,C++.
Drivers are responsible for converting the parameters passed from java (and vice-versa)into their database equivalents..passing error messages etc. Drivers act as a middle layer between your java applications and database.


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