Connecting to SQL Server with the JDBC Driver
One of the most fundamental things that you will do with the Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server 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 java.net.preferIPv6Addresses system property to make sure that IPv6 is used instead of IPv4 to connect to the SQL Server:
The topics in this section describe how to make and work with a connection to a SQL Server database.
In This Section
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.
Describes the various connection properties and how they can be used when you connect to a SQL Server database.
Describes how to use data sources in a Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) environment.
Describes the various ways in which to create an instance of a connection to a SQL Server database.
Describes how the JDBC driver supports the use of connection pooling.
Describes how the JDBC driver supports the use of database mirroring.
Describes how to develop an application that will connect to an AlwaysOn availability group.
Discusses a Java implementation for applications to connect to a SQL Server database using Kerberos integrated authentication.
Discusses connectivity issues for databases on SQL Azure.