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In order to deal with JDBC standard 7 steps are supposed to be followed:

  1. Import the database
  2. Load and register drivers
  3. Create a connection
  4. Create a statement
  5. Execute the query
  6. Process the results
  7. Close the connection


  1. Import the database-syntax  for importing the  sql database in java is-
      import java.sql.* ;
  2. Load and register drivers-syntax for registering drivers after the  loading of driver class is
    forName( ;
  3. Creating a database irrespective of SQL or NoSQL. Creating a database using sqlyog and creating some tables in it and fill data inside it in order to search for the contents of a table. For example, the database is named as “hotelman” and table names are “cuslogin” and “adminlogin”.
  4. Create a connection: Open any IDE where the java executable file can be generated following the standard methods. Creating a package further creating the class. Inside the package, open a new java file and type the below code for JDBC connectivity and save the filename with
  5. Searching content in a table, let’s suppose my “cuslogin” table has columns namely “id”, “name”, “email”, “password” and we want to search the customer whose id is 1.
  6. Initialize a string with the SQL query as follows
String sql="select * from cuslogin where id=1";

If we want to search for any id in general, then the SQL query becomes

String sql="select * from cuslogin where id="+Integer.parseInt(textfield.getText());

The textfield is the area(in Jframe form) where the user types the id he wants to search in the “cuslogin” table.

4.1: Initialize the below objects of Connection class, PreparedStatement class, and ResultSet class(needed for JDBC) and connect with the database as follows 

Connection con = null;
PreparedStatement p = null;
ResultSet rs = null;
con = connection.connectDB();

4.2: Now, add the SQL query of step 3.1 inside prepareStatement and execute it as follows:

p =con.prepareStatement(sql);
rs =p.executeQuery();

4.3: We check if is not null, then we display the details of that particular customer present in “cuslogin” table

4.4: Open a new java file (here, its inside the same package and type the full code (shown below) for searching the details of the customer whose id is 1, from table “cuslogin”.

Note: both the file viz and should be inside the same package, else the program won’t give desired output!!


Example 1

Connection class of JDBC by making an object to be invoked in main(App) java program below in 1B


// Java program to search the contents of
// a table in JDBC Connection class for JDBC
// Connection class of JDBC
// Importing required classes
import java.sql.Connection;
import java.sql.DriverManager;
import java.sql.SQLException;
public class connectionDB {
    final String DB_URL
    //  Database credentials
    // We need two parameters to access the database
    // Root and password
    // 1. Root
    final String USER = "root";
    // 2. Password to fetch database
    final String PASS = "Imei@123";
    // Connection class for our database connectivity
   public Connection connectDB()
        // Initially setting NULL
        // to connection class object
        Connection con = null;
        // Try block to check exceptions
        try {
            // Loading DB(SQL) drivers
            // Registering SQL drivers
            con = DriverManager.getConnection(DB_URL, USER,
        // Catch block to handle database exceptions
        catch (SQLException e) {
            // Print the line number where exception occurs
        // Catch block to handle exception
        // if class not found
        catch (ClassNotFoundException e) {
            // Function prints the line number
            // where exception occurs
        // Returning Connection class object to
        // be used in (App/Main) GFG class
        return con;



App/Main Class where the program is compiled and run calling the above connection class object 



// Java program to Search the
// contents of a table in JDBC
// Main Java program (App Class) of JDBC
// Step 1: Importing database files
// Importing SQL libraries
import java.sql.*;
// Main class
// It's connection class is shown above
public class GFG {
    // Main driver method
    public static void main(String[] args)
        // Step 2: Establishing a connection
        connectionDB connection = new connectionDB();
        // Assigning NULL to object of Connection class
        // as shown returned by above program
        Connection con = null;
        PreparedStatement p = null;
        ResultSet rs = null;
        // Step 3: Loading and registereding drivers
        // Loaded and registered in Connection class
        // shown in above program
        con = connection.connectDB();
        // Try block to check exceptions
        try {
            // Step 4: Write a statement
            String sql
                = "select * from cuslogin where id=1";
            // Step 5: Execute the query
            p = con.prepareStatement(sql);
            rs = p.executeQuery();
            // Step 6: Process the results
            // Condition check using next() method
            // Holds true till there is single element remaining
          // in the object
            if ( {
                int id = rs.getInt("id");
                String name = rs.getString("name");
                String email = rs.getString("email");
                String password = rs.getString("password");
              // Print and display name, emailID and password
              System.out.println(id + "\t\t" + name
                                   + "\t\t" + email + "\t\t"
                                   + password);
        // Catch block to handle exceptions
        catch (SQLException e) {
            // Print the exception



Output: Based on the values stored inside the “cuslogin” table. 



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