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what is JDBC???

 
Frank Pope
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the topic says it all!
 
Bill Pearce
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Hi Frank,
The short answer is that JDBC is a JAVA API allowing Java developers a standard way of connecting to and interacting with databases through their Java applications.
It includes ways to get (and release) database connections, perform queries and transactions. You can get to the documentation on JDBC at: http://www.javasoft.com/products/jdbc/index.html
Good luck,
Bill
 
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
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me again,
JDBC is a take off on ODBC. I'll assume no knowey ODBC.
ODBC is a 'standard' to allow people to access 'other' databases.
I, oops, Apu thinks ODBC = Open Database Connectivity.
Hum, Apu wonders what the "J" could stand for...........
 
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You are quite wrong (officially).
Sun/Javasoft has always denied that JDBC is short for anything (and J*** Database Connectivity in particular).
That this claim is bogus is probably correct, but it is the official position of the creators...
Originally posted by Apu Nahasapeemapetilon:
me again,
JDBC is a take off on ODBC. I'll assume no knowey ODBC.
ODBC is a 'standard' to allow people to access 'other' databases.
I, oops, Apu thinks ODBC = Open Database Connectivity.
Hum, Apu wonders what the "J" could stand for...........

 
Thomas Paul
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JDBC is not a take-off on ODBC. JDBC is an abstracted layer made up of interfaces that allow DBMS vendors and others to provide standard classes and methods to interact with databases. JDBC abstracts the vendor-specific details and generalizes the common database access functions. JDBC by itself can not provide access to any database as it is simply an abstraction. Sun provides the JDBC-ODBC bridge with the JSDK as an implementation of JDBC.
 
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