Sunday, March 20, 2016

Connecting to MySql from java with Maven

In this example we will be creating a simple maven java project to connect to the local mysql instance, without actually installing any jdbc connector and setting it to classpath (maven will take care of this :))

1. Add MySQL connector maven dependency in the pom.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<project xmlns=""



2. Sample java source file: Connecting to local mysql instance and listing tables;

package com.automatethebox.mysql_connect_maven;

import java.sql.Connection;
import java.sql.DriverManager;
import java.sql.ResultSet;
import java.sql.SQLException;
import java.sql.Statement;

public class MySqlConnectionWithMaven {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        // Databases url (here 'information_schema' is database name)
        String databaseUrl = "jdbc:mysql://localhost/information_schema";
        String jdbcConnectorClass = "com.mysql.jdbc.Driver";
        String mysqlUser = "root";
        String myUserPass = "Admin@123";
        String query = "Select distinct(table_name) from INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES";

        try {
            Connection connection = DriverManager.getConnection(databaseUrl, mysqlUser, myUserPass);
            Statement statement = connection.createStatement();
            ResultSet resultSet = statement.executeQuery(query);
            while ( {
                String tableName = resultSet.getString(1);
                System.out.println("Table : " + tableName);
        } catch (ClassNotFoundException e) {
        } catch (SQLException e) {

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