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With the SAP MaxDB JDBC driver, you can execute SQL statements in SAP MaxDB databases from within Java applications.

Properties of the SAP MaxDB JDBC driver:

  • 100 percent pure Java

  • Supports the JDBC 2.0 Standard Extension API (DataSource, XADataSource, and ConnectionPoolDataSource)

  • Type 4 driver (connection to the database is established using the SAP MaxDB-specific network protocol)



JDBC Driver*

Error handling

Classes for the JDBC 2.0 Standard Extension

The SAP MaxDB JDBC driver Java classes are contained in the <installation_path>\runtime\jar\sapdbc.jar file.


You can display the installation path using the dbm_getpath DBM command:

dbmcli dbm_getpath InstallationPath

For more information, see Database Manager CLI, dbm_getpath.


C:\Program Files\sdb\Installation_2009-07-21\runtime\jar\sapdbc.jar

  • You have installed a Java platform:

    • For JDBC 2.0: JRE 1.2 or JDK 1.2 (for application development)

    • For JDBC 3.0: JRE 1.4, 1.5 or JDK 1.4, 1.5 (for application development)

  • You have installed the SAP MaxDB JDBC Driver.

    More information: Installing the SAP MaxDB JDBC Driver and Java Classes