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I am trying to use JDBC with MySQL. I�m a total novice as far as JDBC is concerned so apologies if my errors are glaringly obvious, but I�m not finding the instructions on Java�s sun site and the MYSQL site, not very helpful.
I have successfully installed and tested MYSQL on my PC and am running JRE and JDK 6.
I have downloaded the JDBC driver from MYSQL and added a classpath to the environment variables �C:\mysql-connector-java-5.1.5\mysql-connector-java-5.1.5\mysql-connector-java-5.1.5-bin.jar� which points to the necessary file as per the My SQL instructions.
I have then been instructed to compile a java program that loads the drivers.