Connect to Database

DbSchema can connect to any relational database. The proper JDBC driver is required to connect. If the database is not listed in DbSchema, you may add it from the Connect to Database Dialog.

What are JDBC drivers ?

JDBC drivers are files with the extension .jar provided by the same company who wrote the database software. The JDBC driver is a Java software which implements a given interface ( a common specification ) and allow execution of SQL from any Java software. You may find the JDBC drivers :
  • In DbSchema. We already provide drivers for most of the databases
  • On the database website. They may be packed in a zip file. You have to unzip it and look for one jar file, usually with something like jdbc in its name.
  • In the database software
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