Re: Logging in to MySQL

Donkey Hottie <>
Fri, 23 Oct 2009 13:01:17 +0300
23.10.2009 12:47, Roedy Green kirjoitti:

I seems to me I was able to login to a MySQL database some years ago,
but now for the life of me I can't get the simplest code to work.

Here is my SSCCE. I can access the database fine from the command
line with mysql -uroot -psesame

You forgot to load the driver.

public class DBDemo
// The JDBC Connector Class.
private static final String dbClassName = "com.mysql.jdbc.Driver";

// Connection string. emotherearth is the database the program
// is connecting to. You can include user and password after this
// by adding (say) ?user=paulr&password=paulr. Not recommended!

private static final String CONNECTION =

public static void main(String[] args) throws
// Class.forName(xxx) loads the jdbc classes and
// creates a drivermanager class factory

// Properties for user and password
Properties p = new Properties();

// Now try to connect
Connection c = DriverManager.getConnection(CONNECTION,p);

System.out.println("It works !");

You're at the end of the road again.

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