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Connecting to a database without the JDBC - ODBC bridge (SQL Server and MySQL)?

 
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I have yet to try to connect to a database without the JDBC - ODBC bridge.

Can someone provide a simple example connecting to Microsoft SQL Server using JDBC? Also, how do you do a query? Possibly just to loop through a simple set of data and then; finally, closing the database. IF I could see a simple/complete example, I think it would help immensely or at least provide enough information that I can ask more meaningful questions.

If possible, can someone show doing a similar example in MySQL?

I've been trying to find some examples but either the examples leave out important steps OR the examples I've found use the JDBC - ODBC bridge.

Thanks in advance!!
 
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Hi Jim McKinley,

First of all, a warm welcome to CodeRanch!

Jim McKinley wrote:Can someone provide a simple example connecting to Microsoft SQL Server using JDBC? Also, how do you do a query? Possibly just to loop through a simple set of data and then; finally, closing the database. IF I could see a simple/complete example, I think it would help immensely or at least provide enough information that I can ask more meaningful questions.


I would be really surprised if searching for "java jdbc example" (or something similar) would not give you tons of code examples to connect to a database using JDBC.

Jim McKinley wrote:If possible, can someone show doing a similar example in MySQL?


That's the beauty of using JDBC: just put another driver on your classpath, use a different JDBC url and the code example for Microsoft SQL Server will work for MySQL as well.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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