Hello all, i am trying to do jdbc connectivity since 10 days. but i failed to do that. here i am using jdbc dbc bridge. i am doing like this: Class.forName ("sun.jdbc.odbc.OdbcDriver"); Connection conn = DriverManager.getConnection ("jdbc dbc snname", user, pass); blah blah blah. if i do like this i am getiing an error like class not found while running. mine is oracle8i database. can anybody help me how i can do this and what are all the things i need to check before connection. please tell me is there any other method of connecting to the database. thanks, regards, srini.