Hi everyone,

I need some help using java and mysql. Has anyone heard and used MySql??

I have downloaded and installed the MySql server and created a small database file called t1 (just as a test file). It has one table in it. I have also downloaded a file from the MySql website call a MySql connector for Java. I extracted the files in the MySql directory. But I don't know what to do next. There is a file called MySql-connector-java-3.1.10-bin.jar.

How do I use the MySql server and it databases in a Java program? I have used a Microsoft Access database with a java program. I remember having to go to the windows ODBC Data Source Administrator and add a User DSN for the database file that I wanted to use. I tried doing that but unsuccessfully. MySql wasn't in the list to choose from.

I really need help here. I posted messages at the MySql site but no one has replied.