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Installing Connector/J MySQL JDBC Driver

  Asked By: Hamish    Date: Feb 24    Category: Java    Views: 881

I need your precious help in my problem I am facing.

I am Installing Connector/J MySQL JDBC Driver in the following environment properties:

[1] OS: Windows Advanced Server
[2] DBase: database MySQL 4.0.20d
[3] App Server: Tomcat 4.0.6
[4] Http Server: Apache 1.3.27
I need to know the exact steps to follow as to use the Connector/J as I am using the MyODBC 3.51 of MySQL, yet it is required to use the Connector/J only.

Also, I need to know what driver to use:


and what URL to include:

con = java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:mysql:mydbase","username","password");

Please, send me all required steps that were already deployed and working.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Mercedes Andrews     Answered On: Feb 24

Put a copy of the mysql-connector-java-3.0.??.zip into the following directory of your jsdk, Example:


extract the zip file and copy the jar file: mysql-connector-java-3.0.??-bin.jar into the following directory of your tomcat:


Driver and URL:

Connection con=DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/mydatabase?user=;password=");

Answer #2    Answered By: Fuzairah Neeman     Answered On: Feb 24

Just an addition:

MySQL Connector/J has two Driver classes. the one with
"org.gjt.mm.mysql.Driver.class" is preferred/mandatory for some java/j2ee
application such as JMS and ORMapping.

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