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Loading JDBC Driver with Custom Class Loader

Praveen Balaji
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Joined: Jun 17, 2001
Posts: 60
Hi,
I am using a custom class loader to load jars. I am trying to load drivers using this custom class loader.
custmClassLoader.loadClass(driver).newInstance();
DriverManager.getDriver(url);
custmClassLoader.loadClass(driver).newInstance();
registers the driver successfully.
The custmClassLoader object delegates the searches its repository and if the class is not found, delegates the work to the System Classloader (like Tomcat).
Any help on this will be greatly appreciated.
Regards,
Praveen.
Col Bell
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Joined: Mar 21, 2002
Posts: 12
java.sql.DriverManager doesn't handle JDBC drivers that are loaded from a custom classloader. To get around this I wrote my own driver manager. You can have a look at it here


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