hi all, i was just wondring if i can connect to a MS sql server database without using a dsn using the JDBC-ODBC bridge, just as we do with other jdbc drivers. any help is greatly appreciated. Subbu java.sql.SQLException: [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not fou nd and no default driver specified at sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbc.createSQLException(Unknown Source) at sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbc.standardError(Unknown Source) at sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbc.SQLDriverConnect(Unknown Source) at sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcConnection.initialize(Unknown Source) at sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver.connect(Unknown Source) at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(Unknown Source) at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(Unknown Source) at msjdmc.main(msjdmc.java:16)
The jdbc-odbc bridge isn't generally recommended for "real-world" usage. It isn't optimized and it isn't considered thread-safe. Most DBMS vendors provide a native jdbc driver. Microsoft doesn't. There are a number of third-party ones available, though most will cost you.
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