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Alternative method of Connecting to database

amit smal
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Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Posts: 10
Hi all,
Is there any way to connect to database without using class.forName("...")??

Regards,
Amit.
Ram Kumar Subramaniam
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Joined: Jan 17, 2003
Posts: 68
you could configure a DataSource and use it to get a connection to connect to the database.
David O'Meara
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Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

Class.forName() doesn't connect to a database, it loads the driver. You can also load the driver using -Djdbc.driver=<driver class>
amit smal
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Posts: 10
Will be this be defined in system properties file??

Regards,
Amit.
Neeraj Dheer
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Joined: Mar 30, 2005
Posts: 225
either in system properties file or at command line while running the app(if applicable)
 
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