Re: Newbie - a question about import and .jar statement

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Sun, 27 Jul 2008 15:47:08 -0400
Arved Sandstrom wrote:

"Mark Space" <> wrote in message

zalek wrote:

Now I have more questions:
1. which import statement should I use instead of*;

Normally, none. Use "Class.forName()" and supply the driver name as a
parameter to the script or application.


Other useful references are:


Note that DataSource is preferred if you can use it. As the docs point out,
the advantages of this over using DriverManager are (a) not hardcoding
driver info, and (b) taking advantage of connection pooling and distributed
transactions etc. Of course, as far as (a) is concerned the hardcoding for

DataSource is usually the right way, but it should be noted that:
- driver does not need to be hardcoded with DriverManager, it can be
   made configurable as well
- you do not get connection pooling and distributed just by using
   DataSource, some data sources (often those used in Java EE
   contexts) *can* provide those features


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