JDBC Driver Manager

What are JDBC Drivers?

JDBC is an acronym for Java Database Connectivity. They are software components provided by the database company that enable DbSchema, or any other Java application, to interact with the database.

URL Patterns

The JDBC Driver requires information about the server on which the database is running. The information may refer to the host, port, rdbms and authorization. All these values are stored together in a string called Driver URL or URL Pattern.

Driver Manager

DbSchema enables full control over the JDBC Drivers. Access the driver manager from Connections > Manage JDBC Drivers.

Driver Manager

In the Driver Manager you can:

  1. Add a new database;
  2. Upload new drivers;
  3. Download drivers from DbSchema Repository (this is usually done automatically when you select the database from the Connection Dialog;
  4. Manually edit a JDBC URL pattern;
  5. Restore URL patterns

Removing JDBC Drivers

The JDBC driver files are locked by DbSchema and cannot be removed while the application is running.
If you want to remove a driver stop DbSchema and remove the JDBC Driver File its folder.
Find the folder path by clicking on Remove Driver in Driver Manager.