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NetBeans and Data Base connection

data base connection connection

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#1 Petros


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:36 PM

Hi guys!

Hey, I'm trying to make my first connection to a database. I had successfully created and connected the data base in NetBeans. Also using SQL commands I had populated my table. How ever, that's not the case when coding. I received the following error:


         Unable to load the JDBC / ODBC bridge. java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.derby.jdbc.ClientDriver


This error happens when I execute the following command:




I have found that the error appears when the CLASSPATH Environment Variable don't point to the *.Jar file with the driver.

I just changed to Window 8 and there is no CLASSPATH Environment Variable like I used to have on Windows XP. Do I

have to creat it? I wander, if that is the problem, what could I do if I build an application and the localhost don't have the 

CLASSPATH specifying those jar files??? Also, why when I use NetBeans I don't have any problems. I haved looked on my

disc for the name org.apache.derby.jdbc.ClientDriver.jar or any thing like it, but that such a file don't seems to be any where

on my disc. Any clue? Please! Thank you very much for any clue from you.

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#2 BlackRabbit


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:55 AM

Yes, you have to, it's strange it wasn't created before anyway.


Anyway, just for checking's sake, if you explore the .jar in your project, do you see the ClientDriver ? or do you see the EmbeddedDriver ? because there is that alternative too.


you could also touch the properties file, like this:


jdbc.drivers = "org.apache.derby.jdbc.ClientDriver"  

jdbc.username = app  

jdbc.password = app  

jdbc.database = YOURDB

jdbc.url = jdbc:derby://localhost:1527/YOURDB;create=true

#3 Petros


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

I can chose either of two. But with the same result.

Thanks, BlackRabit, I'll try that approach and see what happens.

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