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Getting exception while loading

Venkatesh Ram

Joined: Mar 08, 2007
Posts: 7
Iam using MySql and while using eclipse and tried to load driver with the statement,

iam getting the exception
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver

i transferred my code to Class.forName("sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver");
but again iam getting exception as
caughtjava.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver

When i use the second code in notepad it is working.Could anybody help me.

Thanks in advance
Paul Sturrock

Joined: Apr 14, 2004
Posts: 10336

You need to make sure the driver is in your classpath. Where have you put the MySQL driver jar file?

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Rahul Bhattacharjee
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Joined: Nov 29, 2005
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Not able to find the class / jar containing the class in the classpath.Look into the scope of the classloader , which is trying to load the class.If its within a webapplication then put the jar in application/WEB-INF/lib folder.

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