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Alternative method of Connecting to database

 
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Hi all,
Is there any way to connect to database without using class.forName("...")??

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Amit.
 
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you could configure a DataSource and use it to get a connection to connect to the database.
 
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Class.forName() doesn't connect to a database, it loads the driver. You can also load the driver using -Djdbc.driver=<driver class>
 
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Will be this be defined in system properties file??

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Amit.
 
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either in system properties file or at command line while running the app(if applicable)
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