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pointbase driver problem

Pradyut Bhattacharya
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Joined: Aug 12, 2004
Posts: 63
i have written a small program to connect to pointbase server version

the coding: -


import javax.sql.*;
import java.sql.*;
import java.util.*;
import java.lang.*;

public class con1 {
public static void main(String args[])
try {
Connection connection = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc ointbase:user1",

DatabaseMetaData meta = connection.getMetaData();
System.out.println("Database: "+meta.getDatabaseProductName());
System.out.println(" version "+meta.getDatabaseProductVersion());
System.out.println("User Name: "+meta.getUserName());
catch(Exception ex) {


i can easily connect to it via the console

but when i run the above program i get the message

java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.pointbase.jdbc.jdbcUniversalDriver

any help



Jyothi Lature
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Joined: Oct 31, 2001
Posts: 60

Hope you have set the classpath pointing to the jar file/zip file containing this (com.pointbase.jdbc.jdbcUniversalDriver) driver class.

Try setting the classpath... it will work!!!

Jyothi<br />Sun Certified Java Programmer<br />Brainbench Certified for Javascript
Pradyut Bhattacharya
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Joined: Aug 12, 2004
Posts: 63
how to provide the classpath
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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