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Class.forName()

 
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What is the significance of the code Class.forName() while doing a connection?

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The Class.forName() will try to load the class that you specified as string argument. If the class that you specified cannot be found in the classpath, Class.forName() will throw a ClassNotFoundException.
 
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I'm thinking that you're curious about the significance of this code in the context of JDBC. So, I'm moving this to the JDBC forum...
 
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It registers the JDBC driver. Check the API docs for java.sql.Driver and/or java.sql.DriverManager for more info.
 
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