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getConnection with syntax error at '?????????'
Posted by: Matt Rosing
Date: September 11, 2012 03:23PM

I'm trying to connect to a remote server using Connector/J but get the same message no matter what code I use. I can connect to it manually with the mysql client command on debian just fine.

The error is: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '????????????????' at line 1. Do I need to escape any characters? All the '?'s don't help much.

The latest code is:

import java.sql.Connection;
import java.sql.DriverManager;
import java.sql.SQLException;
public class E{
public void connect(){
conn = DriverManager.getConnection(
}catch( Exception e){
System.out.printf("Something went wrong: "+e.getMessage());

I get the exact same problem with DataSource.

Something is working because if I put in a bad password I get an access denied message.

I'm using mysql-connector-java-5.1.22-bin.jar and had the same problem with 5.1.21

I would greatly appreciate some wisdom. Thanks.

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