Type 2 drivers are useful in situations, where a type 3 or type 4 driver is not available yet for your database. Jakob Jenkov Last update: The Type 2 drivers consist of a Java component and a native code component, which requires that binary code be loaded on each client machine. Please help improve this article if you can. This is the highest performance driver available for the database and is usually provided by the vendor itself.

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Type 2 drivers are useful in situations, where a type 3 or type 4 driver is not available yet for your database. However, if you require a schema to satisfy some third-party software requirements, you qualify the table or business view names with JDE as the schema. When using any other commercial reporting tool. This provides better performance than the type 1 and type 2 drivers as it does not have the overhead of conversion of calls into ODBC or database API calls. If you are accessing one type of database, such as Oracle, Sybase, or IBM, the preferred driver type is 4.

Retrieved 27 June The exception trace usually includes a direct cause as well. The JDBC type 3 driver, also known as the Pure Java driver for database middleware, [7] is a database driver implementation which makes use of a middle tier between the calling program and the database. With such a configuration, you will only need to deploy the JDBC jar file with your database accessing program.


The driver is platform-dependent as it makes use of ODBC which in turn depends on native libraries of the underlying operating system the JVM is running upon. Jdgc up using Email and Password.

Namesum t1. The middle-tier application server converts JDBC calls directly or indirectly into a vendor-specific database protocol. Unlike the type 3 drivers, it does not need associated software to work.

What Are the Types of JDBC Drivers?

We normally include driver like ojdbc14 Intended for Java 1. SO they have different roles to play and both are needed to talk to database.

If you are using the Type 3 JDBC driver, you might receive an error message that indicates that table specifications do not exist. If we change the Database, we have to change the native API, as it is specific to a database and they are mostly obsolete now, but you may realize some speed increase with a Type 2 driver, because it eliminates ODBC’s overhead.

Here is an illustration of a type 3 JDBC driver: In simple terms Type1: Unlike in most other jars the imports are not from ojdbc14, they are from java. These driver types are: Please help improve this article if you can.


You specify these in the connection URL or in the java. December Learn how and when to remove this template message.

In such cases, the order in which the drivers are tested is significant because the DriverManager will use the first driver it finds that can successfully connect to the given URL. When using a commercial database middleware library such as TopLink.

Ishan Bhatt 1 11 March Learn how and when to remove this template message. If you specify the same property in both places, the value in the URL takes precedence.

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Here is an illustration of how a type jdbv JDBC driver is organized:. Types of drivers are explained in detail here: Today, most JDBC drivers are type 4 drivers. Type 1 drivers also don’t support the complete Java command set and are limited by the functionality of the ODBC driver.