WebSphere Studio Application Developer

The IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer (WSAD) is an IDE tool designed for professional developers of Java and J2EE applications, who require integrated Web, XML, and Web Services support. The WebSphere Studio Application Developer has been developed based on the Eclipse Workbench.

Contrary to the Eclipse Workbench, which you can download and use freely, the WebSphere Studio Application Developer is a commercial product.

Installing MySQL JDBC driver 2.0.14


Operating system used
Windows XP Home Edition Version 5.1 SP 2

Software prerequisites
WebSphere Studio Application Developer 5.0

  1. Install MySQL JDBC Driver 2.0.14.

  2. Start WSAD and select menu options: Window | Preferences.

  3. Expand node "Java" and select "Classpath Variables".

  4. Press button New and enter the following values:

    Name: MYSQL_JDBC
    Path: C:/Tools/mysql-connector-java-2.0.14/

    MYSQL_JDBC classpath

  5. Press OK button and again OK Button.

  6. You can now enter this classpath variable into your own project classpath. In the J2EE perspective, click tab J2EE navigator.

    Select project Test

  7. Right click on the project name and select "Properties".

  8. Select "Java Build Path", click tab "Libraries", click "Add Variable" button, select variable "MYSQL_JDBC", press OK Button and again OK Button.

    Project classpath