Closing Database Connection

Jerim <>
Tue, 15 Dec 2009 06:36:14 -0800 (PST)
I have an all purpose Database Class. There are two methods in this
class: DBConnect() and DBClose().

package Program;

import java.sql.*;

public class Database{

    public void DBConnect(){
    Connection conn = null;

               String userName = "root";
               String password = "passwor";
               String url = "jdbc:mysql://localhost/program";
               Class.forName ("com.mysql.jdbc.Driver").newInstance ();
               conn = DriverManager.getConnection (url, userName,
               System.out.println ("Database connection established");
           catch (Exception e)
               System.err.println ("Cannot connect to database


    public void DBClose(String conn){
                       conn.close ();
                       System.out.println ("Database connection
                   catch (Exception e) { /* ignore close errors */ }

I can connect to the database just fine. My question, is that when
calling the DBClose() method, how do I pass along the connection I
created when I called DBConnect()? I have a sample program setup that
opens the database connection and then tries to close it.

package Program;

public class Processing {
    public void Login(String Username, String Password){

        Database dbconnection = new Database();

        //Database operations go here


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