MySQL is a fast, multi-threaded, multi-user open source SQL database server.

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Please read the MySQL manual for situations where a commercial license is needed.

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Installing MySQL Connector/J 2.0.14.

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 XP Home Edition Version 5.1 SP 2

Software prerequisites
MySQL 3.23 or higher

  1. Download and unzip from:

  2. The JDBC driver can be found at:

  3. Information about its usage can be found in:

    Here below a quick overview how to use the driver:

    Where to use What to do
    JBoss 3.x Set the "JBOSS_CLASSPATH" system environment variable. This should be set to
    e.g.: JBOSS_CLASSPATH=C:\Tools\

    If you do NOT want to set the system environment variable, there is another option:
    Copy the driver ..\mysql-connector-java-2.0.14\
    mysql-connector-java-2.0.14-bin.jar to the lib directory in the default server configuration
    (..\jboss-3.2.3\server\default\lib) assuming you are using the default server.