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DriverManager.registerDriver or class.forName

saikrishna cinux
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Joined: Apr 16, 2005
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hello,
which one is preferable?

DiverManager.RegisterDriver("class");//compile time
class.forName("class");//loads the calss at Runtime



what to do?


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David O'Meara
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From the API:

public static void registerDriver(Driver driver) throws SQLException

Registers the given driver with the DriverManager. A newly-loaded driver class should call the method registerDriver to make itself known to the DriverManager.

Therefore the DRiver should call registerDriver when it loads (via Class.forName()) therefore you should not call it yourself.
 
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