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Executable jar app doesn't find Driver

juliane gross
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Joined: May 30, 2002
Posts: 161
I built an application with embedded Derby (cloudscape) database.
It runs fine as long as I don't try to make a executable JAR file.
Then I get this error message:
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.derby.jdbc.EmbeddedDriver

(The program parts which don't use the database still run fine).
Derby (cloudscape) needs the derby.jar to find its EmbeddedDriver.

How can I tell my jar'ed app where to find the Driver? Do I have to
put derby.jar in a special place in my app's jar file structure?
Or redo my classpath somehow? (But why, if derby.jar is found by
my app in a not-jar'ed way?)

I am very glad about any tips and help,
thank you!
Stefan Wagner
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Joined: Jun 02, 2003
Posts: 1923

That's a jar-question, not a jdbc-Question.
And it's answered over and over again. (search beginners or intermediate: jar)
juliane gross
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Joined: May 30, 2002
Posts: 161
thank you, Stefan.

For anybody else having this problem:
I found the answer in the Java advanced forum


it was a problem with the manifest file.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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I'm glad you found the answer. I'm going to move this over to Java In General so people searching can find it better.

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