Newbie Question: Problem with Tomcat and MySql

asd <>
Fri, 30 Mar 2007 20:36:49 -0700
Hello all,

I am trying to develop a servlet that connects to MySql db.

Here is what I did.
Downloaded mysql-connector-java-5.0.5.

Copied "mysql-connector-java-5.0.5-bin.jar" file under

As instructed on

I changed my TOMCAT_DIR/webapps/ROOT/WEB-INF/web.xml file to
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
"-//Sun Microsystems, Inc.//DTD Web Application 2.3//EN"
  <description>MySQL Test App</description>
   <description>DB Connection</description>

and I added following lines to server.xml under conf.

<Context path="/DBTest" docBase="DBTest"
        debug="5" reloadable="true" crossContext="true">

  <Logger className="org.apache.catalina.logger.FileLogger"
             prefix="localhost_DBTest_log." suffix=".txt"

  <Resource name="jdbc/TestDB"

  <ResourceParams name="jdbc/TestDB">

    <!-- Maximum number of dB connections in pool. Make sure you
         configure your mysqld max_connections large enough to handle
         all of your db connections. Set to 0 for no limit.

    <!-- Maximum number of idle dB connections to retain in pool.
         Set to 0 for no limit.

    <!-- Maximum time to wait for a dB connection to become available
         in ms, in this example 10 seconds. An Exception is thrown if
         this timeout is exceeded. Set to -1 to wait indefinitely.

    <!-- MySQL dB username and password for dB connections -->

    <!-- Class name for mm.mysql JDBC driver -->

    <!-- The JDBC connection url for connecting to your MySQL dB.
         The autoReconnect=true argument to the url makes sure that the
         mm.mysql JDBC Driver will automatically reconnect if mysqld closed the
         connection. mysqld by default closes idle connections after 8 hours.





I get following error when I run following code.
Here is error:
SQLException: No suitable driver found for
jdbc:mysql://localhost/javatest?user=tayf&password=nothing SQLState: 08001
VendorError: 0

Here is code
import javax.servlet.*;
import javax.servlet.http.*;
import java.sql.Connection;
import java.sql.DriverManager;
import java.sql.SQLException;

/** Simple servlet for testing the use of packages.
 * <P>
 * Taken from Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages 2nd Edition
 * from Prentice Hall and Sun Microsystems Press,
 * &copy; 2003 Marty Hall; may be freely used or adapted.

public class HelloServlet2 extends HttpServlet {
  public void doGet(HttpServletRequest request,
                    HttpServletResponse response)
      throws ServletException, IOException {
    PrintWriter out = response.getWriter();
    String docType =
      "<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC \"-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 " +
    out.println(docType +
                "<HTML>\n" +
                "<HEAD><TITLE>Hello (2)</TITLE></HEAD>\n" +
                "<BODY BGCOLOR=\"#FDF5E6\">\n" +
                "<H1>Hello asdasdas (2)</H1>\n");

try {
    Connection conn =
       DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:mysql://localhost/javatest?" +

    // Do something with the Connection

} catch (SQLException ex) {
    // handle any errors
        out.println("SQLException: " + ex.getMessage());
        out.println("SQLState: " + ex.getSQLState());
        out.println("VendorError: " + ex.getErrorCode());



I would be more than glad if you could help me figure out this problem.
Sincerely yours.

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