[unixODBC-support] SUN's JDBC-ODBC Bridge and unixODBC

Nick Gorham nick.gorham at easysoft.com
Tue Mar 24 09:33:41 GMT 2009

Andy Warner wrote:

> Hello,
> I am attempting to use SUN's JDBC-ODBC bridge to connect to an odbc 
> data source (CentOS 5.2 and most recent unixODBC). The odbc data 
> source works fine using isql, the DataManager, and OpenOffice Base. 
> When I attempt to access the odbc data source through the jdbc bridge 
> I get a java error that makes me think the jdbc bridge is not 
> "finding" the unixODBC odbc libraries (a null pointer exception during 
> the initialization call). I have both unixODBC and the odbc data 
> source logging, and neither creates their log files. So, I do not 
> believe they are getting called. Using OpenOffice Base, I was able to 
> test and verify that the jdbc bridge driver is being loaded.
> Does anyone have any experience using this bridge with unixODBC? Is 
> there any special configuration that is needed (such as passing the 
> odbc driver library path as a connection argument) to link the jdbc 
> bridge with the unixODBC odbc libs? I realize that sun's jdbc bridge 
> is very sub-par, but unfortunately I am stuck with it for a demo 
> project (for now at least).
> Andy help would be greatly appreciated,
> Andy Warner
Whats the actual error you are getting?

Last tine I checked it was just a case of making sure the JVM could load 

Nick Gorham
Easysoft Limited
http://www.easysoft.com, http://www.unixODBC.org

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