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Can not establish connection

 
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public static void getConnection(){
String driverName="com.microsoft.jdbc.sqlserver.SQLServerDriver";
//jdbc:microsoft:sqlserver://host:port;databasename=name;user=yourUser;password=yourPwd
String conURL="jdbc:microsoft:sqlserver://localhost:1433;databasename=Questions";
String userName="sa";
String password="vickey";
Connection con=null;
try{
Class.forName(driverName);
}
catch(Exception e){
System.out.println("Driver Loading problem");
System.out.println(e);
}
try{
con=DriverManager.getConnection(conURL,userName,password);
}
catch(Exception e){
System.out.println("Connection problem");
System.out.println(e);
}
}

This is the code i am using to create connection.
i have put SQL Driver.tar in classpath.
But my program is showing following error:
Driver Loading problem
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.microsoft.jdbc.sqlserver.SQLServerDriver
Connection problem
java.sql.SQLException: No suitable driver found for jdbc:microsoft:sqlserver://localhost:1433;databasename=Questions
 
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i have put SQL Driver.tar in classpath.



What is the exact name of the driver you put in your classpath?
 
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sqljdbc_4.0.2206.100_enu.tar
 
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And is that .tar file really a .jar file with an unusual name? I expect it isn't. If it's really a tar file, then extract the jar file which I expect you will find in it, and put that jar file into your classpath. Java classpaths don't support tar files.
 
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I tried your suggestion.Extract file and put sqljdbc.jar in classpath.
But same error.
 
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Check the class name of the JDBC driver. This says it should be com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerDriver. In your code you have com.microsoft.jdbc.sqlserver.SQLServerDriver
 
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com.microsoft.jdbc.sqlserver.SQLServerDriver is the older SQL 2000 (and 7?) driver. Your JAR file is the SQL 2005 driver, and contains the class Jayesh mentioned. The connection string for it should start with jdbc:sqlserver:// instead of jdbc:microsoft:sqlserver://
 
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public static void getConnection(){
String driverName="com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerDriver";
String conURL="jdbc:microsoft:sqlserver://localhost:1433;DatabaseName=Questions";
String userName="sa";
String password="vickey";
Connection con=null;

try{
Class.forName(driverName);
}
catch(Exception e){
System.out.println("Driver Loading problem");
System.out.println(e);
}
try{
con=DriverManager.getConnection(conURL,userName,password);
}
catch(Exception e){
System.out.println("Connection problem");
System.out.println(e);
}



Have made changes in driver name now there is no loading problem but still connection is not establishing
 
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Did you read my post? It shows you one other thing that's wrong.
 
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Thank you Rob and Jayesh.
Finally it is working. yippee
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