Oct 29, 2018

MySQL Java Connector

MySQL provides connectivity for Java client applications with MySQL Connector/J, a driver that implements the Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) API. The API is the industry standard for database-independent connectivity between the Java programming language and a wide range of – SQL databases, spreadsheets etc. The JDBC API can do the following things : 

  • Establish a connection with a database or access any tabular data source.
  • Send SQL statements.
  • Retrieve and process the results received from the database.

In the following section we have discussed how to install, configure, and develop database applications using MySQL Connector/J (JDBC driver). 

MySQL Connector/J version  :

Connector/J 
version
JDBC 
version
MySQL Server 
version
Status
5.13.0, 4.04.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7Recommended version
5.03.04.1, 5.0Released version
3.13.04.1, 5.0Obsolete
3.03.03.x, 4.1Obsolete

Download Connector/J :
MySQL Connector/J is the official JDBC driver for MySQL. You can download the latest version of MySQL Connector/J  binary or source distribution from the following web site -
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/j/