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Re: Error in Programmer's Guide: JDBC

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Jeff Duffy <jduffy(at)greatbridge(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Error in Programmer's Guide: JDBC
Date: 2001-01-23 04:51:30
Message-ID: 200101230451.XAA07298@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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You should see the current development docs have this fixed.  Sorry we
didn't go back and fix 7.0 docs.


> Greetings,
> 
>  In the release version of the Programmer's Guide, the chapter on JDBC
> (I used the one at
> http://www.postgresql.org/users-lounge/docs/7.0/programmer/jdbc6424.htm
> )
> has an example of using the class loader to load the Postgres JDBC
> driver that uses the incorrect driver class name:
> 
> Class.forName("postgresql.Driver");
> 
>  This same error is repeated in the example for loading the driver using
> the command line switch:
> 
> % java -Djdbc.drivers=postgresql.Driver example.ImageViewer
> 
>  The correct driver class (at least in the latest release with the filename
> jdbc7.0-1.2.jar, obtained from Peter Mount's site at
> http://www.retep.org.uk/postgres/download.html) should be
> org.postgresql.Driver, thus changing the docs to read
> 
> Class.forName("org.postgresql.Driver");
> 
> and
> 
> % java -Djdbc.drivers=org.postgresql.Driver example.ImageViewer
> 
>  Following the docs will cause the code to throw an exception with the
> message "java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: postgresql.Driver".
> 
>  In the future, should we submit SGML diffs?
> 
> Jeff
> 
> 
> 


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