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Converting from Access to MySQL

Jason Kwok
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Joined: Mar 31, 2005
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Hi,

I've just converted my database from Access to MySQL because I'm running on Linux now.

My question is, are there any changes needed in the servlet code when making a connection to a MySQL database in comparison to an Access database?

Using Access, I would include this in my servlet to make a connection:

Class.forName("sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver");
String url = "jdbcdbc:jTunesDB"; //jTunesDB is the database name.
Connection connection = DriverManager.getConnection(url,"","");

and previously in my Windows machine, I would go into ODBC setting in my control panel and set the path where the Access database was stored.


If anyone can help me with this, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,
Jason
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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Jason,
That should still work. Note that with MySQL, you are not tied to the ODBC driver. See this article for details.


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