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Is JDBC built on ODBC?

 
Nick Widelec
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Hi everybody,
I would like to know whether or not JDBC is built on ODBC.
Thanks in advance.
 
Jelle Klap
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No, JDBC is not built on top of ODBC. However, a JDBC Type 1 driver (JDBC-ODBC bridge) does use ODBC to actually communicate with the database, by converting JDBC calls to ODBC calls (hence bridge). That's not a very commonly used type though, because performance suffers quite a bit, among other things.
 
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