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rakesh sugirtharaj
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Joined: Dec 16, 2007
Posts: 151
In all jdbc connection classes i find this code

Class.forName("some driver String");

and the weirdest thing is that the return type(of class Class) is not stored anywhere. There is no assignment here. Then What is the use of this code?

Jan Cumps

Joined: Dec 20, 2006
Posts: 2565

This question has been discussed before on JavaRanch. Look here: Class.forname() return .
Regards, Jan

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