Let’s learn the steps involved to configure JDBC Driver in a standalone Java Project using Eclipse IDE. In this article, we will configure Oracle database JDBC Thin driver.
Download JDBC Driver
We can download the official and suitable JDBC thin driver from the database vendor website. There are different types of drivers to choose from to connect to the database.
Types of JDBC Drivers:
For example, ojdbc<version>.jar is a JDBC driver for Oracle database. Oracle database JDBC driver URL:
Alternatively, we can find the JDBC driver under the following directory on the database machine.
Configure JDBC Driver
JDBC driver should be set up and added to the project build path. Steps to configure in Eclipse IDE are as follows:
Right click on the project in the Eclipse IDE and choose the menu option ->> Build path ->> Configure Build Path..
Choose the Java Build Path ->> Click on the Classpath
Click Add External JARs… ->> Browse to the JDBC driver location and Select the JDBC driver ->> Open
Click Apply and Close button to close the window.
This should resolve the JDBC related errors in the IDE editor. That’s it. We have successfully configured the JDBC driver in the project.
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