Connect to PostgreSQL with JDBC driver

Here is an example to show you how to connect to PostgreSQL database with JDBC driver.

1. Download PostgreSQL JDBC Driver

Get a PostgreSQL JDBC driver at this URL :

2. Java JDBC connection example

Code snippets to use JDBC to connect a PostgreSQL database

Connection connection = null;
connection = DriverManager.getConnection(
   "jdbc:postgresql://hostname:port/dbname","username", "password");

See a complete example below :
File :

import java.sql.DriverManager;
import java.sql.Connection;
import java.sql.SQLException;
public class JDBCExample {
	public static void main(String[] argv) {
		System.out.println("-------- PostgreSQL "
				+ "JDBC Connection Testing ------------");
		try {
		} catch (ClassNotFoundException e) {
			System.out.println("Where is your PostgreSQL JDBC Driver? "
					+ "Include in your library path!");
		System.out.println("PostgreSQL JDBC Driver Registered!");
		Connection connection = null;
		try {
			connection = DriverManager.getConnection(
					"jdbc:postgresql://", "mkyong",
		} catch (SQLException e) {
			System.out.println("Connection Failed! Check output console");
		if (connection != null) {
			System.out.println("You made it, take control your database now!");
		} else {
			System.out.println("Failed to make connection!");

3. Run it

Assume JDBCExample is store in c:\test folder, together with PostgreSQL JDBC driver, then run it :

C:\test>java -cp c:\test\postgresql-8.3-603.jdbc4.jar;c:\test JDBCExample
-------- MySQL JDBC Connection Testing ------------
PostgreSQL JDBC Driver Registered!
You made it, take control your database now!


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