Hi Java Ranchers I use Forte for java. I have placed the class12.zip file in the fote4java/lib/ext direcory and I was also able to establish the connetion.But when I try to complie the Jdbc program, it gives me a error that oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver() not found. But when I try to run the same program from the DOS - prompt it works fine and gives me the result. Do I need to make any other settings with Forte .........Please Help. Thanks Sudha.