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JDBC and MySQL can't get a connection

Posted on 2003-02-28
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Last Modified: 2010-04-01
Can anyone out there help me get JDBC driver for MySQL setup? I've downloaded the driver and un tar ed it. I copied the .jar file to my /WEB-INF/lib inside the root folder of my JSP files. I've restarted my tomcat server. If I look a the logs under /var/tomcat4/logs/localhost_test_log.txt I see something to the effect of deploy JAR /WEB-INF/lib/Mysql.driver.name.jar and the log shows no errors.

Now when I try to make a connection to the databa I can't.
When I use out.println("exception: " + ex.getMessage() );
I get "exception: No suitable driver ".
Can anyone help?

I've pasted the entire page I'm using to try to test JDBC below.

<%@ page contentType="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" language="java" import="java.sql.*" errorPage="" %>

<title>Untitled Document</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

Connection conn = null;
Statement st = null;
ResultSet rs = null;

try {
Class.forName ("com.mysql.jdbc.Driver").newInstance ();
     conn = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc.mysql://localhost/storycircle?user=root&password=fake");
     st = conn.createStatement();
     rs = st.executeQuery("select * from story");
     while(rs.next()) {

<%= rs.getString("ID") %>
<%= rs.getString("story") %>



} catch (Exception ex) {
      out.println("exception: " + ex.getMessage() );


Question by:Xcalabers
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Expert Comment

ID: 8043779
please put MySQL jdbc jar file into /var/tomcat4/common/lib
and make sure the jar file is readable by everybody, like -rw-rw-r-- (you must see 3 "r")
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Expert Comment

ID: 8043792
there is problem in your connection string, try this:
conn = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:mysql://localhost/storycircle", "root", "fake");
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Accepted Solution

kennethxu earned 800 total points
ID: 8044023
please notice the differece of "jdbc:mysql" instead of "jdbc.mysql"
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Expert Comment

ID: 8044958
connection string should be:


Author Comment

ID: 8045554
What a big diffrance 1 little dot makes! Thank you for your help. I'm bran new to java and this has been frustrating me for several days.

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