JDBC driver configuration error

I am attempting to connect to MariaDB from a command line Java program. I am getting the "no suitable driver found" error. I am using the mariaDB Type 4 JDBC driver, the JDK 1.8, Windows 10. I have added the maria driver to the lib directory of the JRE, and added this directory to the PATH and CLASSPATH environment variables.

I can connect to the mariaDB database using DBVisualizer, when I manually point the configuration of DBVisualizer to the maria driver, so I know that the driver works fine.

Here is the Java code:

Connection con = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:mariadb:localhost:3306/DB?user=root&password=myPassword");

and the error

C:\Users\Documents\VTK\Dev>java -cp . VTK3 java.sql.SQLException: No suitable driver found for jdbc:mariadb:localhost:3306/DB?user=root&password=myPassword at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(Unknown Source) at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(Unknown Source) at VTK3.main(VTK3.java:38)


Answer Answered by Diego Dupin in this comment.


This is a classpath issue :

Example with a small java file :

import java.sql.Connection;
import java.sql.DriverManager;

public class Test {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        try {
            try (Connection con = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:mariadb://localhost:3306/testj?user=diego2&password=diego")){
        } catch (Exception e){

On windows (on unix just replace the ";" with ":" on classpath)

c:\temp>"C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_60\bin\java.exe" -cp "." Test
java.sql.SQLException: No suitable driver found for jdbc:mariadb://localhost:3306/testj?user=diego2&password=diego
        at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(DriverManager.java:689)
        at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(DriverManager.java:270)
        at Test.main(Test.java:8)

c:\temp>"C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_60\bin\java.exe" -cp "./mariadb-java-client-1.4.4.jar;." Test


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