problems with database connections

hai !!!

i'm trying to develop a web application using jsp and mysql as database . after reading the websites i came to a understanding that i need to install a jdbc driver .. i did that after downloading that and placed that on the  path C:\j2sdk1.4.2\jre\lib\ext\mysql-connector-java-3.0.9-stable-bin.jar .. i even changed the class path in the environment variables settings to
CLASSPATH=.;C:\j2sdk1.4.2\jre\lib\ext\mysql-connector-java-3.0.9-stable-bin.jar.

i tried to connect to the database using the following code but the connection to the database cannot be established ..please help me ..tell me what am i doing wrong and please suggest the correct way to do .

import java.sql.*;

public class JdbcExample1 {

  public static void main(String args[]) {
    Connection con = null;

    try {
      Class.forName("com.mysql.jdbc.Driver").newInstance();
      con = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:mysql:///test", "root", "root");

      if(!con.isClosed())
        System.out.println("Successfully connected to MySQL server...");

    } catch(Exception e) {
      System.err.println("Exception: " + e.getMessage());
    } finally {
      try {
        if(con != null)
          con.close();
      } catch(SQLException e) {}
    }
  }
}




i get the following exception :Exception: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver

please help me i'm very new to java programming

raghu
Raghunandan44Asked:
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jimmackCommented:
If you're using that JAR file, then you want the following Class.forName():

Class.forName("org.gjt.mm.mysql.Driver");

You shouldn't need the newInstance() on the end.

The URL in the line:

>> con = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:mysql:///test", "root", "root");

should include your server before the database name, eg:

con = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:mysql://localhost/test", "root", "root");


What is the full exception that is being displayed?
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Raghunandan44Author Commented:
hai !!
thank u for u'r reply ..i did  the changes that you suggested in the reply and tried to compile and run the file. i still have that exception. " Exception: org.gjt.mm.mysql.Driver ".
please help me ..
thank you

raghu
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jimmackCommented:
mysql-connector-java-3.0.9-stable-bin.jar should appear in your path for the web service, eg:

From kennethxu's comment in http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Languages/JSP/Q_20799034.html

common/lib - visible by both tomcat server and all apps. for example, jdbc drivers.
server/lib - will only be accessed by tomcat server itself, not visible by apps.
shared/lib - visible by all apps, not visible to tomcat server. for example, your own util lib for all apps.
WEB-INF/lib - only visible by the app that contains the WEB-INF dir.
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kennethxuCommented:
what app server r u using?
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jimmackCommented:
Good point ;-)
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