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Installing MySQL Connector/J 5.1.7.



Information
The official JDBC driver for MySQL is called Connector/J. This JDBC driver is a native Java driver that converts JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) calls into the network protocol used by the MySQL database. It lets developers working with the Java programming language easily build programs and applets that interact with MySQL and connect all corporate data, even in a heterogeneous environment. MySQL Connector/J is a Type IV JDBC driver and has a complete JDBC feature set that supports the capabilities of MySQL.

Operating system used
Windows Vista Home Premium SP 1

Software prerequisites
MySQL 5.0 or higher


Procedure
  1. Download and unzip mysql-connector-java-5.1.7.tar.gz from:
    http://www.mysql.com/products/connector/j/index.html

    As an example this software is installed in directory c:\tools

  2. The JDBC driver can be found at:
    c:\tools\mysql-connector-java-5.1.7\mysql-connector-java-5.1.7-bin.jar

  3. A more detailed tutorial how to use a MySQL Connector/J driver can be found in quick guide How to use JDBC