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Connect to MySql database with JDBC driver

To connect with MySql database with JDBC driver follow the same basic steps discussed in previous tutorials. We have to know the following information to connect with MySql database:

1. Driver class: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver.

2. Connection URL:

Syntax: “jdbc:mysql://hostname:port/dbname”,”username”, “password”.

Connection url for MySql database: jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/javawithease

where 3306 is the port number and javawithease is the database name.

3. Username: Username of MySql database, default is root.

4. Password: Password of MySql database.


import java.sql.Connection;
import java.sql.DriverManager;
 * This class is used to create a JDBC 
 * connection with MySql DB.
 * @author javawithease
public class JDBCOracleTest {
	//JDBC and database properties.
	private static final String DB_DRIVER = 
	private static final String DB_URL = 
	private static final String DB_USERNAME = "root";
	private static final String DB_PASSWORD = "root";
	public static void main(String args[]){
		Connection conn = null;
			//Register the JDBC driver
			//Open the connection
			conn = DriverManager.
			if(conn != null){
			   System.out.println("Successfully connected.");
			   System.out.println("Failed to connect.");
		}catch(Exception e){


Successfully connected.

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