Access JDBC Driver from DbSchema

About JDBC Drivers

JDBC drivers are Java library files with the extension .jar used by all Java applications to connect to the database. Usually they are provided by the same company which implemented the Access software. DbSchema installation kit already include an Access driver.

Each JDBC driver is using a specific URL. The URL is a string passed to the driver, formatted in a way which is decided by the team who bild the driver, and which usually includes information about the database host, port and database name.

Driver Information

Alternative to installing DbSchema you may download the Access driver using this link. The driver files are compressed in a zip file. The JDBC source code is located on http://ucanaccess.sourceforge.net/

Please write us for any question or issue with the driver.

Download Access JDBC Driver

Free download and install DbSchema to get the JDBC driver and test connectivity to Access.

  1. Download and install DbSchema.
  2. Start DbSchema and choose 'Reverse engineer the schema from database'. This will pop-up the database connection dialog.
  3. Try to connect to the database.
  4. The JDBC driver can be found in the home directory '.DbSchema/drivers' or in the DbSchema installation 'drivers' folder.
  5. The connection URI can be found in the connection dialog 'Advanced' tab.

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Connect to Access from DbSchema

Start DbSchema, choose 'Connect to database' and in the connection dialog choose 'Access' from the database combo. There you can upload the JDBC driver. For a limited list of databases the drivers are already included.

Next step is to fill in the connection dialog the database host, port, username and password.

  • The host is the name or the IP address of the machine where the database is running. If the database is running on the same machine as DbSchema, this will be localhost.
  • The port is a number, a kind of 'door' where the database listen for requests. This has a default value which DbSchema will set for you. If the database administrator choose a different port, you may have to enter the correct value
  • Database username is the user to login into the database. DbSchema may enter by default the most user for each database. If this is not correct, check the database documentation for this. Usually during Access installation you are informed about the username.
  • Database password for the database user, is set inside the database.
DbSchema will replace this values in the JDBC URL string, will send this to server and try to connect.

Connect to Access using DbSchema database tool

Connectivity Troubleshooting

If you get problems connecting to database, please remember :
  • Enable Remote connections as they not always enabled by default. This may require configuration changes.
  • Make sure the host is reachable. From the connection dialog you can ping the database host ensure the configured port is reachable.
  • Windows Firewall may block the communication. You may need to reconfigure or disable it.
  • Check the driver version is compatible with the database software. It may be that DbSchema provided JDBC driver is not the latest version. Please inform us in this case.
Learn more about how to connect to database from the DbSchema help.
 
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