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Connecting to SQL Server with the JDBC Driver

One of the most fundamental things that you will do with the Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver is to make a connection to a SQL Server database. All interaction with the database occurs through the SQLServerConnection object, and because the JDBC driver has such a flat architecture, almost all interesting behavior touches the SQLServerConnection object.

If a SQL Server is only listening on an IPv6 port, set the set the system property to make sure that IPv6 is used instead of IPv4 to connect to the SQL Server:

System.setProperty("", "true");

The topics in this section describe how to make and work with a connection to a SQL Server database.



Building the Connection URL

Describes how to form a connection URL for connecting to a SQL Server database. Also describes connecting to named instances of a SQL Server database.

Setting the Connection Properties

Describes the various connection properties and how they can be used when you connect to a SQL Server database.

Setting the Data Source Properties

Describes how to use data sources in a Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) environment.

Working with a Connection

Describes the various ways in which to create an instance of a connection to a SQL Server database.

Using Connection Pooling

Describes how the JDBC driver supports the use of connection pooling.

Using Database Mirroring (JDBC)

Describes how the JDBC driver supports the use of database mirroring.

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