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Driver not found

Sasikanth Malladi
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Joined: Nov 04, 2000
Posts: 175
All, I'm trying to integrate JDBC into my servlet.

I have a working JDBC example which simply runs a select and prints the results.

I also have a simple servlet which says hello.
So far so good.

However when I put the JDBC driver in the servlet init() method, I'm getting the exception java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver.

This is what is throwing the exception:

The compilation is working ok. Only when I upload my servlet class to the (tomcat) webserver, I'm getting a runtime exception.

I'm using Eclipse for development and am sure that the mySQL driver is in the build path.
Looks like the driver is present in the compile path but not runtime path. I have verified CLASSPATH and it does point to the driver jar file.


Jan Cumps

Joined: Dec 20, 2006
Posts: 2565

Tomcat does not use your classpath variable.
Put the driver jar in the:
tomcat5: /common/lib/ folder
tomcat6: /lib

Restart tomcat.

Regards, Jan

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Sasikanth Malladi
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Joined: Nov 04, 2000
Posts: 175
Worked like a charm!
Thanks, Jan.
I agree. Here's the link:
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