JDBC Driver Guide

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Types of JDBC Drivers

JDBC drivers can either be entirely written in Java so that they can be downloaded as part of an applet, or they can be implemented using native methods to bridge to existing database access libraries.

JavaSoft defines four different types of JDBC drivers, as noted in the previous figure and outlined in the following sections.

The c-treeACE SQL JDBC Driver is a Type 4 driver.

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JDBC-ODBC Bridge Drivers

Native-Method Drivers

Network-Protocol All-Java Drivers

Native-Protocol All-Java Drivers (c-treeSQL JDBC Driver)