How to connect MySQL Database Using JSP and Servlet

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Hello friends, Today I am going to show you how to connect your MySQL database with your JSP and servlet web app. In this example, we will connect our JSP and servlet web app with MySQL database.

To get the MySQL database, we will install xampp application. In xampp we can get the features of MySQL database and apache server to visualize the MySQL data.

Download xampp from here. You can read the bellow article how to install the xampp.

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Create a web app

File => New => Dynamic Web Project

Give any name => Finish

Download the mysql connector jar. This is must required to connect mysql database. Download from here.

Copy the jar file and paste in the lib folder.

Right click on the jar file then go to Build Path => Add to Build Path

The jar added successfully. Then write code for connect the database.

Create a class under com.dao package, and write down the below code.

package com.jdbc;

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

public class JDBCDao {

	static final String DB_URL = "jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/expense_management_system";
	static final String USER = "root";
	static final String PASS = "";
	static final String JDBCDRIVER = "com.mysql.jdbc.Driver";

	public void loadDriver(String driver) {
		try {
		} catch (ClassNotFoundException e) {

	public Connection getDatabaseConnection() {
		Connection conn = null;
		try {
			System.out.println("Connecting to the  database...");
			conn = DriverManager.getConnection(DB_URL, USER, PASS);
		} catch (SQLException se) {
		return conn;

	public static void main(String[] args) {
		JDBCDao dao = new JDBCDao();


To check the connection either it is connected or not, create a main() method and within the main() method create an instance of JDBCDao class and call the getConnection() method.

Run the file:

Wow, the MySQL Database is connected. If face any problem please comment.

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