I have put the driver in the folder /usr/java/j2sdk1.4.2_03/jre/lib/ext/ as specified by the vendor. I am using following string in Class.forName()... Class.forName("com.mysql.jdbc.Driver") With this I am able to work in JDBC from Java applications. But when I am trying to use this in JSP, it is showing me following exception. java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError com.mysql.jdbc.Driver Null Please help me. It is urgent Thanks in advance. N Nanda.
If you driver is a part of jar file, you can place a copy of the jar file in the /WEB-INF/lib/ folder or you can extract the jar file and place the packages in the WEB-INF/classes/ folder of your web application. For example /WEB-INF/classes/com/mysql/jdbc/Driver.class.