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Configuring Classpath on IBM i (AS400) server

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Hi All,

I am trying to setup our IBM i server to connect to an SQL server. The necessary .JAR driver file has been downloaded an uploaded to the server. We have been following these instructions.

Now we are trying to set the classpath environment variable. It currently looks as below:


The jar file is at location  /java/jdbc/jtds-1.3.1.jar. It seems all i need to do is append this to the classpath string. However, I am confused that there is an extra period ('.') at the end of the string following 'jar:'

Is it really necessary or was it inserted by mistake? Please advise how i can add this jar file to the class path.

There are other java stuff running on the server and I absolutely cannot afford to mess up anything. I know even the slightest change to the classpath can blow up things.

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The "." which confuses you means "the current working directory". And the classpath entries are separated by colons in that shell, although I expect you knew that already. So to add your jar to that classpath, you append a separator (colon) and then the path to the new jar. Which is probably what you had in mind already.

Although you might want to keep the "." entry at the end, so that it doesn't get obscured. It would be hard to notice if it were in the middle of the classpath. Or better still, move it to the beginning.
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