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  1. #1
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    Exclamation Unable to load Oracle Driver


    I wish to connect to Oracle but I am unable to load the required JDBC driver.

    The following is the code for my program:-
    import java.sql.*;
    import java.sql.Connection;
    import java.sql.DriverManager;

    * @author Shantanu
    public class Main {

    public Main(){

    * @param args the command line arguments
    public static void main (String[] args)throws Exception {

    //Loading the JDBC driver
    Class.forName("oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver").n ewInstance();
    catch(Exception e)
    throw e;

    I got the following exception:-
    Error: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver
    Exception in thread "main" java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver
    at$ 200)
    at Method)
    at ava:188)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass( 06)
    at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launche
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass( 51)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(ClassLoade
    at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)
    at java.lang.Class.forName(
    at TestConnection.main(

    Following are my Classpath and Path details:-
    CLASSPATH: C:\oracle\ora92\jdbc\lib\ojdbc14.jar;C:\oracle\ora 92\jdbc\lib\classes12.jar;C:\oracle\ora92\jdbc\lib \classes111.jar;

    PATH: C:\Program Files\JavaFX\javafx-sdk1.2\bin;C:\Program Files\JavaFX\javafx-sdk1.2\emulator\bin;C:\bea\jdk142_04\bin;C:\oracle \ora92\bin;C:\Program Files\Oracle\jre\1.3.1\bin;C:\Program Files\Oracle\jre\1.1.8\bin;%SystemRoot%\system32;% SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;C:\PROGRA~1 \XRay;

    Am I missing out something here? Why can I not load the required driver when the JAR paths have been specified in the CLASSPATH?

    Thanks in advance for the help.

  2. #2
    r035198x is offline Senior Member
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    Are you using Netbeans? You might need to add it to the project's build path inside Netbeans.

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