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Connecting MySql through ODBC drivers in java

asim satti
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Joined: Nov 10, 2012
Posts: 11

hi,
i want to connect mysql using odbc driver without creating datasource. can this be possible to connect mysql database using odbc driver wihout using data source
if yes then please help me. thanks in advance
Martin Vajsar
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Joined: Aug 22, 2010
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Don't use ODBC. Use ConnectorJ, MySQL's own JDBC type 4 driver. It is written in pure Java and - unlike ODBC - doesn't need any setup on the machine it is used on. Furthermore, the JDBC-ODBC bridge has some specific problems. You should use ODBC only when an alternative doesn't exist.

It should be possible to google ConnectorJ easily.
asim satti
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Joined: Nov 10, 2012
Posts: 11

actually i want to know that if i use odbc driver to connect with mysql, is it necessary to create a data source for it, or i can connect without datasource
Martin Vajsar
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Yes, you need to create a data source. After all, this is what ODBC is all about. There are several ways to set up a datasource (system, user, file etc.) and some of them might be easier than others.

Why do you want to use ODBC, against the official recommendation, instead of the MySQL native driver? It should be pretty easy to switch to ConnectorJ, if you're lucky, you need to change just the connection URL.

(You should also note that ODBC support will be removed from Java 8.)
asim satti
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Joined: Nov 10, 2012
Posts: 11

ok i got it thanks for help
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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