Re: Confusing facts...

Lew <>
Mon, 16 Apr 2007 19:04:37 -0400
<> wrote:

Thanks a lot my friends for your answers and sorry for the double
posting. It was a mistake. Also apologies to all those people who must
have got my mail by mistake, I am not very used to newsgroup postings.

The question hanging in my mind is why the function:

Class.forName("com.mysql.jdbc.Driver") works in a standalone setup(a
normal void main program) while the same line when using servlets
throws a "com.mysql.jdbc.Driver not found Exception"? I thought this
shouldn't happen since I am creating projects in Eclipse and importing
the required jar files in the same way as always.

You don't import JARs. What are you actually doing?

Even the code:

com.mysql.jdbc.Driver d = new com.mysql.jdbc.Driver();
Connection conn = d.connect(url, properties_object);

throws a ClassDefNotFoundException. I guess I am against a blank wall.
It would be really appreciated if someone could shed light on this....

Either include the JAR as a library in the web-app project properties or store
in in the web/WEB-INF/lib/ folder.

You need to study how servlet containers find classes.


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