Jackie After you register the driver then you use the getConnection method of the Driver class to get a connection to the database. i.e. Connection conn = DriverManager.getConnection( url, "userID", "passwd"); Is that what you were looking for?
posted 18 years ago
thx for the prompt reply. Yup, that's what i ask for. However, any information which I can "register" the driver? Thanks!
Interface java.sql.Driver public abstract interface Driver The interface that every driver class must implement. The Java SQL framework allows for multiple database drivers. Each driver should supply a class that implements the Driver interface. The DriverManager will try to load as many drivers as it can find and then for any given connection request, it will ask each driver in turn to try to connect to the target URL. It is strongly recommended that each Driver class should be small and standalone so that the Driver class can be loaded and queried without bringing in vast quantities of supporting code. When a Driver class is loaded, it should create an instance of itself and register it with the DriverManager. This means that a user can load and register a driver by calling Class.forName("foo.bah.Driver")
registerDriver public static synchronized void registerDriver(Driver driver) throws SQLException Registers the given driver with the DriverManager. A newly-loaded driver class should call the method registerDriver to make itself known to the DriverManager. Parameters: driver - the new JDBC Driver that is to be registered with the DriverManager Throws: SQLException if a database access error occurs