Hi I wonder if anyone could advise whether JDBC can be used to allow Java code in a Java application (NOT a Java applet) to query a database on a local machine (i.e. the same machine on which the java code is run). My client wants an application to do some processing (for which I am considering Java as a possible development environment) -- and access a database to do this processing, but without using the internet or a browser. I would be grateful of any recommendations you may have on this topic. Kind regards
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For your question: Yes, you can certainly query a local database in a java application. the only pre-requisite is that there be a driver available for the database you're going to be using. What database do you plan on using? Check this out for a good tutorial
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Hi Dave Thanks very much for the quick response and useful link to the short course on JDBC... it's much appreciated. I don't know about a database yet.. I'm exploring some different ideas whilst I firm up the exact needs of my client. Thanks again for your help. Kind regards John