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type 4 jdbc driver

carox kaur
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Joined: Mar 19, 2009
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Is type4 jdbc driver available for Ms Acess?
I downloaded from here;
What should i now do with this folder in order to run ms access in type 4 mode....There are example java files also given there.
Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
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Normally what you do with a JDBC driver is:

1. Put the driver's jar into your classpath.

2. Code the driver URL (in the part of your code where you connect to the database) according to whatever the driver's documentation says.

That's what you should do with this one, too. In case you didn't find it, the link which says "Document" in the left column leads to some documentation.

If you have specific questions about that process don't hesitate to post them here.
carox kaur
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Joined: Mar 19, 2009
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The first two lines for jdbc connections are:
class.forName("........<string 1>.........");
Connection con=Driver manager.getConnection("........<string 2>...........");

All i know is that in the first statement: we load the vendor specific Driver class (which varies from vendor to vendor and type of driver to driver) that has the information of the connection class implemented by that database vendor.DriverManager class (implemented by Sun) takes the required information about the connection class from string1 to make the connection object in second line
and in 2nd statement: In string2 we are specifying the information of databse like the protocol used,dsn name etc...
Am I right ? is there any other explanation?
One thing I have not understood is how the Driver Manager class knows which driver class is already loaded in the memory? How it creates the connection class object?
James Ward
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Joined: Apr 27, 2003
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AFAIK, there is no type4 jdbc driver for MS Access.
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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James Ward wrote:AFAIK, there is no type4 jdbc driver for MS Access.

The link in the first post points to just such a driver.

Also, please DontWakeTheZombies.
I agree. Here's the link:
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