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android jdbc not working classnotfoundexception on driver

android jdbc not working classnotfoundexception on driver  using -'java,android,mysql,jdbc'

I'm trying to use JDBC in my Android application to connect to a remote database to do inserts, queries, etc. I have successfully connected and done these things in a different JAVA project. So I figured since Android is Java, I could just port over the relevant code, add the same build path for the driver, etc. But it gives me the error:

java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver

I really don't think it's a code issue since the same code works in a Java project (which I just execute in main()). But for reference here it is:

String url = "jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/eventhub_test"; //
    String user = "root";
    String pass = "";

 SQLUtils sqlu = new SQLUtils(url, user, pass);

//the SQLUtils class I made:

public class SQLUtils {

private String CONNECTION_URL;
private String user;
private String pass;
private java.sql.Statement stmt;
private java.sql.Connection conn;

public SQLUtils(String conn_url, String user, String pass) {
    this.CONNECTION_URL = conn_url;
    this.user = user;
    this.pass = pass;

public void init() throws IllegalAccessException, InstantiationException, ClassNotFoundException, SQLException {

    Class.forName ("com.mysql.jdbc.Driver").newInstance ();
    conn = DriverManager.getConnection(CONNECTION_URL, user, pass);
    stmt = conn.createStatement();


So I'm really confused here. Does JDBC not work with Android? If so, tell me what alternatives I should look into for remote MySQL database access.


asked Sep 22, 2015 by vibhorsingh
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