ClassNotFoundException: com.mysql.cj.jdbc.Driver
Posted by: Katelyn Eitel
Date: December 15, 2019 07:24PM

Hello everyone!

I am currently working on a Java Swing project in IntelliJ IDEA. I have created a folder called 'lib' inside the main directory of the project. Inside the lib folder has the MySQL connector (mysql-connector-java-8.0.18.jar). The connector is the independent platform download. The 'lib' folder has been added under File->Project Structure...->Libraries. Everything runs as it should in the IDE, but when I run the project outside the IDE, I get the following error:

D:\Library\Development\SUN Online\App\Release\SUN Calculator v132>java -jar "SUN Calculator.jar"
java.sql.SQLException: No suitable driver found for jdbc:mysql://IP:3306/Database_Name?noAccessToProcedureBodies=true

at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(Unknown Source)
at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(Unknown Source)
at Database.MySQL.openConnection(
at Database.MySQL.testConnection(
at Utility.Updater.checkUpdates(
at Main.Calculator.main(

Here is part of the code for the class 'MySQL' below:

public void openConnection()

// Line below is line 50.
connection = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:mysql://IP:330/Database_Name?noAccessToProcedureBodies=true", "User", "Password");
catch (SQLException || ClassNotFoundException e)

The database is running on another machine through a host. I removed the IP, Database, User, and Password information from the connection strings above.

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