How to create jdbc connection in java ?

Jdbc steps to connect to database are explained in this tutorial.

Steps for java database connectivity

In the previous tutorial named as types of jdbc drivers in java  we learned about different jdbc drivers. Now in this tutorial we will learn how to create jdbc conection in java or jdbc connection with mysql or jdbc connection in java with oracle.

There are 6 steps used  to connect a java application with the database through JDBC. 

These steps are as follows:
  •       Create an ODBC Data Source Name.
  •       Register the Driver class or load the driver 
  •       Create  a connection
  •        Create statement and execute query.
  •        Loop the result set until the data is available in table
  •         Free resources or Close connection
All these steps are explained here with their code .

jdbc steps

Step 0 – Create an ODBC DSN (Data Source Name)

Step 1 – Load the driver

Class.forName ("sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver"); //for JDBC-ODBC Bridge

Parameter passed in forName() method to connect with different database are as follows:

To connect with MySql - Class.forName ("");

Jdbc connection in java with Oracle - Class.forName ("oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver");

Jdbc connection with SqlServer Class.forName ("");

Step 2 – Create a connection

Connection conn = DriverManager.getConnection(“jdbcURL”,”username”,”password”);

here jdbcURL syntax is written as jdbc:odbc:dsnName

Where dsnName is the data source name that you have created earlier.

Note :- If you are not going through odbc then you have to provide the host string.

example -

For MySql - jdbc:mysql://

For Oracle - jdbc:oracle:thin:@

For SQL Server –


Step 3 – Create a statement for executing your database transactions.

Three types of statement can be used  Statement, PreparedStatement and CallableStatement. Here we are explaining syntax for each type.

types of statements in jdbc

Statement st = con.createStatement();
ResultSet rs = st.executeQuery(“select * from emp”);
int i = st.executeUpdate(“insert into college(name) values(‘ITS’)”);


PreparedStatement pst = con.preapareStatement(“select * from emp where name = ? and dept = ?”);
ResultSet rs = st.executeQuery();


CallableStatement cstmt = con.prepareCall ("{call getDailyTotal (?, ?)}");
cstmt.setString (1, "Mon");
cstmt.registerOutParameter (2, java.sql.Types.INTEGER);
System.out.println ("Total is " + cstmt.getInt (2));

Step 4 – Loop the ResultSet for your results

System.out.println(“Emp Name is : ”+rs.getString(“name”));

Step 5 – Free the resources


Difference between PreparedStatement and Statement

This is important to note that PreparedStatement is better as compare to Statement .Some differences between  PreparedStatement and Statement are explained here 

 In case of  PreparedStatement query remains in the parsed form.Generally SQL statements can belong to any one of the two categories: static or dynamic.

With a static query the string does not change you create it once then call it over and over again.

In contrast  with a dynamic query you create a new SQL command by concatenating strings and variables after that instantiating a new Statement object and executing that command. 

Either way each time we execute a new command the database must compile the SQL code. This compilation can include various activities such as costly syntax checking, name validation, and pseudo code generation.

From the database performance point of view we should use PreparedStatement. A PreparedStatement is provide the Java encapsulation of a parameterized query in which the SQL statement compiles a single time but it can execute many times. 

If we want to change the query conditions then we employ placeholders (?) within the statement to indicate bind variables. After such bind variables (parameters to the query) are set the query executes.



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How to create jdbc connection in java ?
Jdbc steps to connect to database are explained in this tutorial.
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