SLA SLA - 1 month ago 6x
Java Question

java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver

I am getting this error when compiling my java program

java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver

Then I knew that I should add the path of "mysql-connector-java-3.1.14-bin.jar" to the java classpath. I am using windows XP, I edited the classpath in the controlpanel/system/enviromental variables

the classpath was : .;C:\j2sdk1.4.2_16\jre\lib;

so now it became : .;C:\j2sdk1.4.2_16\jre\lib;C:\Program Files\mysql-connector-java-3.1.144

however, i still get the same error, moreover, when I type set classpath in the cmd ( just to check what is the current classpath ) i get :

CLASSPATH= .;C:\j2sdk1.4.2_16\jre\lib;

can anyone help me fix this ?


You have to put the full path to the jarfile in the classpath (including the filename):

C:\Program Files\mysql-connector-java-3.1.144\mysql-connector-java-3.1.14-bin.jar

As Hippo said, you have to restart cmd after changing that. If it doesn't work, launch your program like this:

java -cp ".;C:\j2sdk1.4.2_16\jre\lib;
C:\Program Files\mysql-connector-java-3.1.144\mysql-connector-java-3.1.14-bin.jar"