How To Add Mysql Connector To Intellij

Downloading and installing MySQL Connector/J

To download and install the MySQL Connector/J, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the MySQL Connector/J download page at
  2. Click on the “Download” button for the latest version of the connector.
  3. Save the downloaded file to a location on your computer.
  4. Extract the contents of the downloaded file to a directory on your computer.
  5. To install the connector, you will need to include the connector JAR file (mysql-connector-java-x.x.x.jar) in your classpath when compiling and running your Java code. You can do this by adding the following line to your Java code:
import java.sql.DriverManager;
  1. You can also include the JAR file in your classpath by adding the following command to your command prompt or terminal before running your Java code:
java -cp mysql-connector-java-x.x.x.jar:<other_dependencies> <main_class>

Replace “mysql-connector-java-x.x.x.jar” with the actual JAR file name, and replace “<other_dependencies>” and “<main_class>” with the names of any other dependencies and the main class of your Java program, respectively.

Once you have the MySQL Connector/J installed and included in your classpath, you can use it to connect to a MySQL database from your Java code.

How To Add Mysql Connector To Intellij

To add the MySQL Connector to IntelliJ, follow these steps:

  1. Open IntelliJ and go to File > Project Structure.
  2. In the Project Structure window, go to the Modules tab and click on the Dependencies tab.
  3. Click on the green “+” button and select “JARs or directories”.
  4. Navigate to the location where you have saved the MySQL Connector JAR file and select it.
  5. Click on the “OK” button to add the MySQL Connector to your project.
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Alternatively, you can also add the MySQL Connector as a dependency in your project’s build.gradle file if you are using Gradle as your build tool. To do this, add the following line to your dependencies block in the build.gradle file:

compile group: 'mysql', name: 'mysql-connector-java', version: '8.0.22'

Then, click on the “Refresh all Gradle projects” button in the toolbar to apply the change.

Once you have added the MySQL Connector to your project, you can use it in your code by importing the necessary classes and using them to establish a connection to a MySQL database.

If you don’t have the connector You’ll probably get this error in IntelliJ.

C:\Users\HP\.jdks\openjdk-17.0.2\bin\java.exe "-javaagent:C:\Program Files\JetBrains\IntelliJ IDEA 2021.3.3\lib\idea_rt.jar=53508:C:\Program Files\JetBrains\IntelliJ IDEA 2021.3.3\bin" -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -classpath "D:\MauriceMuteti\JAVA\OTHER SINGLE VIDEOS\Retrieve Data From MySql And Display It In A Jtable Intellij\JtableMySql\out\production\JtableMySql" MyTable
java.sql.SQLException: No suitable driver found for jdbc:mysql://localhost/test
	at java.sql/java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(
	at java.sql/java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(
	at MyTable.main(
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException: Cannot invoke "java.sql.Connection.createStatement()" because "conn" is null
	at MyTable.main(

Process finished with exit code 1

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