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Driver for Windows 98

Will Reilly
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Joined: May 09, 2003
Posts: 24
Can anyone recommend a driver for Windows 98 and a comprehensive tutorial for working with JDBC. Am a total novice to this
Cheers in advance
Will
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Hi Will,
You don't need a JDBC driver for your OS; you need one for your database. You don't say which database you're using, but generally the database vendor is the one who supplies the driver. Most JDBC drivers are platform-independent (written in pure Java) so the same driver will work on all OSs (or OS-like software in your case.)


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Jamie Robertson
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Joined: Jul 09, 2001
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Originally posted by Will Reilly:
Can anyone recommend a driver for Windows 98 and a comprehensive tutorial for working with JDBC. Am a total novice to this
Cheers in advance
Will

which database are you using?
for a general overview try Sun's java tutorial - Trail: JDBC(TM) Database Access
Jamie
Will Reilly
Greenhorn

Joined: May 09, 2003
Posts: 24
Hi guys,
its actually for MSAccess XP. Have to connect to it using Tomcat Web Server.
Cheers in advance
Will
Jamie Robertson
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Joined: Jul 09, 2001
Posts: 1879

Originally posted by Will Reilly:
Hi guys,
its actually for MSAccess XP. Have to connect to it using Tomcat Web Server.
Cheers in advance
Will
Well let me introduce you to the only free JDBC driver available... the good old JDBC:ODBC bridge. How that can work on Tomcat, I don't know!! You could also buy a JDBC driver that supports MSAccess that will be a lot more flexible, but you'll have to search the sun JDBC database for available drivers. If its not too late, change your database to MySQL or even if you could upgrade to MSSQL Server there are a lot more options!
Jamie
[ November 26, 2003: Message edited by: Jamie Robertson ]
 
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