Sample Java Program to test microsoft access odbc connection


Below is the sample java program which tests the connection to MS ACCESS database.
Here we do create a table, insert some data to the table and select the same data back as output to test the connectivity.We drop the dummy table post testing the connection.

import java.sql.*;
public class msaccess
public static void main(String[] args) 
try {
/* the next 3 lines are Step 2 method 2 from above - you could use the direct
access method (Step 2 method 1) istead if you wanted */
String dataSourceName = "msa";

String dbURL = "jdbc:odbc:" + dataSourceName;
Connection con = DriverManager.getConnection(dbURL, "","");
// try and create a java.sql.Statement so we can run queries
Statement s = con.createStatement();
s.execute("create table TEST12345 ( column_name integer )"); // create a table
s.execute("insert into TEST12345 values(1)"); // insert some data into the table
s.execute("select column_name from TEST12345"); // select the data from the table
ResultSet rs = s.getResultSet(); // get any ResultSet that came from our query
if (rs != null) // if rs == null, then there is no ResultSet to view

while ( ) // this will step through our data row-by-row< {

/* the next line will get the first column in our current row's ResultSet
as a String ( getString( columnNumber) ) and output it to the screen */
System.out.println("Data from column_name: " + rs.getString(1) );
 s.execute("drop table TEST12345");
s.close(); // close the Statement to let the database know we're done with it
con.close(); // close the Connection to let the database know we're done with it
} catch (Exception err) {
System.out.println("ERROR: " + err);


This program is not developed by me, rather I had it with me for long time to test basic connection to MS Access, so thought of posting.

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