How to solve java.lang.classnotfoundexception com.mysql.jdbc.driver error in eclipse
If you’re encountering the “java.lang.classnotfoundexception com.mysql.jdbc.driver” error in Eclipse, it means that Eclipse is unable to find the MySQL JDBC driver in the classpath.
To solve this issue, you can try the following steps:
- Download the MySQL Connector/J driver: Go to the MySQL Connector/J download page and download the latest version of the JDBC driver for your operating system.
- Add the JDBC driver to your project’s classpath: In Eclipse, right-click on your project and select Properties. In the Properties dialog box, select Java Build Path from the left sidebar, and click on the Libraries tab. Click on the “Add External JARs” button and navigate to the directory where you saved the MySQL Connector/J driver. Select the JAR file and click “OK” to add it to your project’s classpath.
- Verify the JDBC driver is in the classpath: In Eclipse, go to the Package Explorer view and expand the Referenced Libraries node. You should see the MySQL Connector/J driver listed there. If it’s not listed, try adding it again.
- Check your code: Make sure that you have correctly spelled the package and class name for the JDBC driver in your code. The package name should be “com.mysql.jdbc” and the class name should be “Driver”.
- Clean and rebuild your project: In Eclipse, go to the Project menu and select Clean. Select your project and click “OK” to clean the project. After cleaning, go to the Project menu again and select Build All to rebuild the project.
If you’re still encountering the error after trying these steps, try restarting Eclipse and/or your computer. It’s also possible that there may be another issue with your project setup, so you may want to check for any other error messages in the Eclipse console or the Problems view.