Netbeans database password change

I have moved a netbeans project from one computer to another.  Everything is being recognized properly but when I run the project in net beans I get the error saying

Access Denied for user 'auction'@'localhost' (User password: Yes)

I imagine somewhere in a file netbeans has the username for the database.  I need to be able to change it as there is no user name of 'auction' on the new computer.  The user name 'auction' is what was used on the computer the project and database came from.  Thanks!

Cheers - Al
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Bruce SmithSoftware Engineer IICommented:
What kind of project is it? It will probably be in the Run Configuration settings or the web.xml file. More than likely web.xml file.
sargent240Author Commented:
It is not a web application.  It is a java application
sargent240Author Commented:
Sorry, It is not a web.
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sargent240Author Commented:
I have two xml files on the computer.  Looking in each on, they contain the number 60 and that is all that is there.  Any Ideas, Thanks.
Bruce SmithSoftware Engineer IICommented:
Okay, then it will not be in an xml file. The password could be located in one of the classes or it could be located in the properties of a pre-configured database. You can view the pre-configured services databases and by right-clicking on them, you can view their properties. Here is where that will be:
 Services in NetBeans
If it's not a pre-configured services database  I would suggest downloading JEdit ( as you can search within all files/classes of the directory of your project for the word "auction" so you can replace it with your new username.
sargent240Author Commented:
If I go to the spot you are suggesting

     jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/music[root on Default Scema]

and right click and select properties the fifth item from the top of the properties box says.

    User             root

and root is greyed out.  I see no reference to 'auction'.
Bruce SmithSoftware Engineer IICommented:
So there error is coming from somewhere else then. I am assuming that you have a connection string in one of your classes that contains the username of "auction". Search in your classes for some lines of code that might look something like:
con = (Connection) DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/music", "auction", "somePassword");

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sargent240Author Commented:
can I search the entire project for the word auction
Bruce SmithSoftware Engineer IICommented:

Edit-->Find In Projects...

Bruce SmithSoftware Engineer IICommented:
In the output at the bottom it will tell you in what file/class the word "auction" is located in and what line of code as well.
sargent240Author Commented:
I think I found what I need in persistence.xml.  Can I just edit the file?
sargent240Author Commented:
Bingo my friend.  I edited the persistence.xml file to reflect the new user and it worked.  Thank you for your help and have a Merry Christmas.
Bruce SmithSoftware Engineer IICommented:
You're welcome. You too!
sargent240Author Commented:
First class help on Christmas Eve.
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