Tdorno Tdorno - 1 year ago 194
SQL Question

ANT JDBC driver [com.mysql.jdbc.Driver] could not be loaded?

I decided I wanted to start learning about databasing, primarily with a focus on MySQL. I figured I'd follow this tutorial with high hopes of better understanding how these thing work and can be integrated into our programs. But I've ran into a small issue that I don't know how to bypass.

A couple of things:

  • Ant has been installed and appended to my Path Environment Variable.

  • I'm using the MySQL Community Edition database.

  • MySQL Connector J is the connector I've chosen to use. It has been appened to both my Path Environment Variable as well as denoted property of
    in my

When I go to run the command
ant create-mysql-database
in my
JDBCTutorial Directory
it give me an error saying the following:

C:\[LOCATION]\JDBCTutorial ant create-mysql-database
C:\[LOCATION]\JDBCTutorial\build.xml:73: Class
**Not Found: JDBC driver com.mysql.jdbc.Driver could not be loaded**

Looking in the
file on
I have the following:

70 <target name="create-mysql-database">
71 <sql driver="${DB.DRIVER}" url="${DB.URL.NEWDATABASE}" userid="${DB.USER}"
72 password="${DB.PASSWORD}" classpathref="CLASSPATH"
73 delimiter="${DB.DELIMITER}" autocommit="false" onerror="continue">
74 create database ${DB.SID};
75 </sql>
76 </target>

file uses a
file containing the following:

<project name="MySQL Properties" default="all" basedir=".">

<property name="JAVAC" value="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Java\\jdk1.7.0_21\\bin\\javac"/>
<property name="JAVA" value="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Java\\jdk1.7.0_21\\bin\\java" />
<property name="PROPERTIESFILE" value="properties/mysql-sample-properties.xml"/>
<property name="MYSQLDRIVER" value="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\MySQL\\MySQL Connector J\\mysql-connector-java-5.1.29-bin.jar"/>

<path id="CLASSPATH">
<pathelement location = "classes"/>
<pathelement location = "${MYSQLDRIVER}"/>
<pathelement location = "lib/JDBCTutorial.jar"/>

<property name="DB.VENDOR" value="mysql"/>
<property name="DB.DRIVER" value="com.mysql.jdbc.Driver"/>
<property name="DB.HOST" value="localhost"/>
<property name="DB.PORT" value="3306"/>
<property name="DB.SID" value="testdb"/>
<property name="DB.URL.NEWDATABASE" value="jdbc:mysql://${DB.HOST}:${DB.PORT}/?allowMultiQueries=true"/>
<property name="DB.URL" value="jdbc:mysql://${DB.HOST}:${DB.PORT}/${DB.SID}?allowMultiQueries=true"/>
<property name="DB.USER" value="root"/>
<property name="DB.PASSWORD" value="root"/>
<property name="DB.DELIMITER" value=";"/>


If anyone knows what I may have set up wrong please let me know.

Answer Source

Your property MYSQLDRIVER should point to a JAR file. Shouldn't it be mysql-connector-java-5.1.29-bin.jar instead of mysql-connector-java-5.1.29-bin?

And maybe you can try to put this JAR into a location with a path which doesn't contain spaces in it.