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Am I need to install Oracle server on my local machine before I can use JDBC?

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Am I need to install Oracle server on my local machine before I can use JDBC?
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No, that is normally not necessary. I think you will only need the oracle client drivers.

look here:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/tech/java/sqlj_jdbc/index.html
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Oracle server components can be installed either on your own development machine, or on another machine reachable on the network.

Oracle client components need to be installed on your development machine, and Oracle JDBC drivers must also be installed on the development machine, because it will be needed by your Java Code to access the local or remote Oracle database.
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I have followed the instruction to download the JDBC driver, but still doesn't work....
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is it because my PATH problems?? or anything else???
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You need to point to a Database somewhere it can be  local or on a remote host. You do need to oracle JDBC drivers availble to build your project. It doesn't work doesn't really gives us alot to go on to help you. What specific errors are you getting?
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Can you give more details on your problem please.
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When I run my java program, it return an error......It cannot find the JDBC driver even I set the Path in the System.
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Have you copied the Oracle JDBC Driver in WEB-INF\LIB ?
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