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Could not find com.mysql.jdbc.Driver

Amit Lohar

Joined: Aug 27, 2012
Posts: 6
i am usin fedora 14 (i386)..
problem while connecting jdbc with mysql...help me out...here it is--

[Amit@root Downloads]$ java MysqlConnect
MySQL Connect Example.
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver
at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:217)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:205)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:321)
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launcher.java:294)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:266)
at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)
at java.lang.Class.forName(Class.java:186)
at MysqlConnect.main(MysqlConnect.java:13)
[Amit@root Downloads]$ javap com.mysql.jdbc.Driver
ERROR:Could not find com.mysql.jdbc.Driver

help me out...i have set classpath..
tell me how to set it n how to check classpath..so that i can check mine..please help me out..please...
Divya Chandel
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Joined: Jun 09, 2011
Posts: 47

Try this-

Put Driver mysql-connector (jar) in classpath
And also in WEB-INF/lib/ folder.

Thank you

Amit Lohar

Joined: Aug 27, 2012
Posts: 6
please explain in brief..please i need this to work..please..
Divya Chandel
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Joined: Jun 09, 2011
Posts: 47

Hi Amit,

Can you make a new folder name 'lib' inside WEBINF folder and copy the mysql driver inside that lib folder than try to run
hopefully it will work.
Nam Ha Minh
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Joined: Oct 31, 2011
Posts: 502

Copy the mysql-connector-java-5.1.21-bin.jar file under the same location of MysqlConnect.java file, compile and type the following command to run the program:

You can see more details here.

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