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  1. #1
    milleniamisc is offline Member
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    Default Attempting to connect to a database in a JSP

    I am trying to connect to a database using a very simple JSP. I made a Database connection servlet which is extended in my JSP. And I have the sql statement to be executed written in my JSP. I keep getting a java.lang.NullPointerException and I do not know why. Help!!

    This is my
    Java Code:
    package app01b;
    import java.sql.*;
    import javax.servlet.*;
    import javax.servlet.http.*;
    public abstract class DatabaseServlet
       extends HttpServlet
    	private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;
    protected Connection con;
       public void init(ServletConfig config)
          throws ServletException
          try {
             con = DriverManager.getConnection(
                     "jdbc:oracle:thin:@localhost:1521:ganesh", "hr", "hr");
             catch (Exception e) {
                 throw new UnavailableException(e.getMessage());
    This is my welcome.jsp
    Java Code:
    <%@ page extends="app01b.DatabaseServlet"%>
    <%@page import="*, java.sql.*"%>
       Statement stmt = con.createStatement();
       String sql = "select name from lib_member_master where member_id = 101";
       ResultSet rs = stmt.executeQuery(sql);
       while ( {
          String result = rs.getString(1);
    Welcome <%=result%>

  2. #2
    Tolls is offline Moderator
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    Default Re: Attempting to connect to a database in a JSP

    Don't double post.
    I'm locking this one in favour of the one in the JDBC forum.
    Please do not ask for code as refusal often offends.

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