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Hi all,

Here is my code:

import java.sql.*;
import java.io.*;
import javax.swing.*;
import javax.sql.*; etc...

public static void main(String[] args)
  {
    Connection connection = null;
    try
    {
      Class.forName("sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver");

      String dbLocation = "F:\\DCom4\\4ThYrProject";
      String PWD = null;
      String userName = null;

      connection = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:odbc:DRIVER=Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb);DBQ="+dbLocation+"","+PWD+","+userName+");

}

That's the basics of it anyway. When I open the database I don't need a username and password so I left them null above.

This code ran when I ran it from a java console using javac etc, but now I'm using JBuilder 9.  There is an error on the connection = DriverManager.... line.

These are the errors generated:
               at sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbc.createSQLException(JdbcOdbc.java:6879)

      at sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbc.standardError(JdbcOdbc.java:7036)

      at sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbc.SQLDriverConnect(JdbcOdbc.java:3028)

      at sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcConnection.initialize(JdbcOdbcConnection.java:323)

      at sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver.connect(JdbcOdbcDriver.java:174)

      at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(DriverManager.java:512)

      at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(DriverManager.java:171)

      at dbconversion.accessTosql.main(accessTosql.java:85)

What am I doing wrong? Also what code do I need to connect to mySQL? Do I have to install connectorJ, or can I use the ODBC bridge?

Thanks in advance.


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Question by:bazbazbaz
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Try this from my sample :

import java.sql.*;
import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import javax.swing.*;

public class Database {

public static void main(String args[]) {

  try {

  // change the Yourdatabase with your database
  url = "jdbc:odbc:Yourdatabase";

  Class.forName( "sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver" );
  connect = DriverManager.getConnection( url );
  JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null,"Connection Successful !",
  "Database . . .",JOptionPane.PLAIN_MESSAGE);    
  }
  catch ( ClassNotFoundException cnfex ) {
  cnfex.printStackTrace();
  }
  catch ( SQLException sqlex ) {
  sqlex.printStackTrace();
  }
  catch ( Exception ex ) {
  ex.printStackTrace();
  }

}
}

Hope this helps . . .
JAVATM
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by:Javatm
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Sorry forgot to initialize connect;
It should be :

import java.sql.*;
import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import javax.swing.*;

public class Database {

public static void main(String args[]) {

  Connection connect;

  try {

  // change the Yourdatabase with your database
  url = "jdbc:odbc:Yourdatabase";

  Class.forName( "sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver" );
  connect = DriverManager.getConnection( url );
  JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null,"Connection Successful !",
  "Database . . .",JOptionPane.PLAIN_MESSAGE);    
  }
  catch ( ClassNotFoundException cnfex ) {
  cnfex.printStackTrace();
  }
  catch ( SQLException sqlex ) {
  sqlex.printStackTrace();
  }
  catch ( Exception ex ) {
  ex.printStackTrace();
  }

}
}
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by:Javatm
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Sorry I'm on my work now, forgot to initialize url.
Try this code with no errors:

import java.sql.*;
import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import javax.swing.*;

public class Database {

public static void main(String args[]) {

  Connection connect;
  String url;

  try {

  // change the Yourdatabase with your database
  url = "jdbc:odbc:Yourdatabase";

  Class.forName( "sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver" );
  connect = DriverManager.getConnection( url );
  JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null,"Connection Successful !",
  "Database . . .",JOptionPane.PLAIN_MESSAGE);    
  }
  catch ( ClassNotFoundException cnfex ) {
  cnfex.printStackTrace();
  }
  catch ( SQLException sqlex ) {
  sqlex.printStackTrace();
  }
  catch ( Exception ex ) {
  ex.printStackTrace();
  }

}
}
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Here is the answer for your second question :

MySQL® Connector/ODBC:
http://www.mysql.com/products/myodbc/index.html

Hope this helps . . .
JAVATM
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by:Javatm
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If the codes above did not work it means that you really need
the odbc connector. :)
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by:sre23
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I think what bazbazbaz is trying to do is create the odbc connection on the fly which works well so you don't have to set up odbc connections ahead of time.

Try changing your code to this:

connection = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:odbc:Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};DBQ="+"dbLocation","username","PWD");


Your main problem I think is that you were just missing a few brackets and also make sure you add ".mdb" to the end of your dblocation string.

you might also try setting username and PWD = "" instead of null.

If you still have problems post your code again so I can see your changes.
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by:bazbazbaz
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Hi again,

Just after posting the question I realised that I had forgotten the actual database name in the path, clever me. It's working now. I'll try your code for the mySQL connection and get back to you.

Thanks very much.
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No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
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Thanks :)
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