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deepashree deval

Joined: Oct 20, 2008
Posts: 12
I want to work on JDBC with MYSQL , can anybody tell me what should I download first to star with MYSQL and how to connect to it through JDBC
Amit Ghorpade

Joined: Jun 06, 2007
Posts: 2791

Welcome to Javaranch deepashree deval

Just download and install MySQL, set up a database and get connected.
The MySQL download link

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Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 43392
There's more to it than that; you need to configure it after installation, and set up user names. Look in the MySQL handbook, particularly section 2 and section 5. There is a little tutorial as section 3, and you can also use the Java Tutorial, and look for the section called "JDBC."
Alternatively there are books; I like Sheldon and Moes "Beginning MySQL," but it is getting a bit out of date.
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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Somebody else was asking about adding user names to MySQL on this forum today; looking through this forum may give you other useful information.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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