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URL for MySQL database

Richard Scothern
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Joined: May 25, 2001
Posts: 83
I'm currently in the process of connecting a java application to a mysql database. I'm using the mm.mysql JDBC driver on Windows 2000 with J2se 1.4.
What I need to know is how to decide what url to use to get a connection.
The database is running on the same machine, so I assume it's called localhost, but how do I find the port number? And do I need to include the name of the database I want to use?
Michael Matola
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Joined: Mar 25, 2001
Posts: 1759
The JavaRanch Cattle Drive JDBC assignments use MySQL and there's good info on that page about getting things set up and running.
On that page you'll find a class called Test that gets an instance of the MySQL driver and gets a connection to a local database called "soup".
Connection con = DriverManager.getConnection( "jdbc:mysql://localhost/soup" );
[ July 04, 2002: Message edited by: Michael Matola ]
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