Thursday, 16 May 2013

java.lang.classnotfoundexception com.mysql.jdbc.driver in jsp


When i try to have simple jdbc connection to mysql  in my jsp file, i get following console output in eclipse:
console output in eclipse:
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver

When i tried to have the same kind of connection from a simple java file it was working.


You should put the mysql connector JAR file in WEB-INF/lib directory of your project. Clean Build the project and restart the server.

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