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Display Data from Database in JSP

                         

This is detailed java program to connect java application with mysql database and execute query to display data from the specified table. 

Before running this java code you need to copy a mysql connector jar file (mysql-connector-java-3.1.6-bin.jar) in the jdk1.6.0_01\lib and set class path for this jar file.

This is first jsp page that has a link 'show data from table', user can show all the data from table after clicking link. This is the code of first welcome jsp page.

 

 

welcome_to_database_query.jsp

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" 
"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd"> 
<%@ page import="java.sql.*" %> 
<%@ page import="java.io.*" %> 
<html> 
    <head> 
        <title>display data from the table using jsp</title>
    </head> 
    <body>
            <TABLE style="background-color: #ffffcc;">
                <TR>
                    <TD align="center"><h2>To display all the data from the 
					   table click here...</h2></TD>
                </TR>
                <TR>
                    <TD align="center"><A HREF="ConnectJspToMysql.jsp">
		    <font size="4" color="blue">show data from table</font>
		    </A></TD>
                </TR>
            </TABLE>
    </body> 
</html>
 

Create a new directory in Tomcat-6.0.16/webapps/ and Save this code with the name "welcome_to_database_query.jsp" in Tomcat-6.0.16/webapps/user along with WEB-INF directory. Start tomcat server and type url 'http://localhost:8080/user/welcome_to_database_query.jsp' in address bar of browser and run.

This page has a link, to show data from the database click on the link that calls another jsp file named ConnectJspToMysql.jsp

ConnectJspToMysql.jsp page creates connection between application and database. In this code connection is between application and table name 'stu_info' in database 'student'.

ConnectJspToMysql.jsp

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<%@ page import="java.sql.*" %>
<%@ page import="java.io.*" %> 
<html>
<head>
    <title>display data from the table using jsp</title>
</head>
<body>
<h2>Data from the table 'stu_info' of database 'student'</h2>
<%
      try {
          /* Create string of connection url within specified format with machine
		  name, port number and database name. Here machine name id localhost and 
		  database name is student. */
          String connectionURL = "jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/student";
          // declare a connection by using Connection interface
          Connection connection = null;
          /* declare object of Statement interface that is used for executing sql 
		  statements. */
          Statement statement = null;
          // declare a resultset that uses as a table for output data from tha table.
          ResultSet rs = null;
          // Load JBBC driver "com.mysql.jdbc.Driver"
          Class.forName("com.mysql.jdbc.Driver").newInstance();
          /* Create a connection by using getConnection() method that takes parameters 
          of string type connection url, user name and password to connect to database.*/
          connection = DriverManager.getConnection(connectionURL, "root", "root");
          /* createStatement() is used for create statement object that is used for 
		  sending sql statements to the specified database. */
          statement = connection.createStatement();
          // sql query to retrieve values from the secified table.
          String QueryString = "SELECT * from stu_info";
          rs = statement.executeQuery(QueryString);
%>
<TABLE cellpadding="15" border="1" style="background-color: #ffffcc;">
    <%
    while (rs.next()) {
    %>
    <TR>
        <TD><%=rs.getInt(1)%></TD>
        <TD><%=rs.getString(2)%></TD>
        <TD><%=rs.getString(3)%></TD>
        <TD><%=rs.getString(4)%></TD>
    </TR>
    <%   }    %>
    <%
    // close all the connections.
    rs.close();
    statement.close();
    connection.close();
} catch (Exception ex) {
    %>
    </font>
    <font size="+3" color="red"></b>
        <%
                out.println("Unable to connect to database.");
            }
        %>
    </TABLE><TABLE>
        <TR>
            <TD><FORM ACTION="welcome_to_database_query.jsp" method="get" >
            <button type="submit"><-- back</button></TD>
        </TR>
    </TABLE>
</font>
</body>
</html>
 

Save this code with name ConnectJspToMysql.jsp in the same dirctory of welcome_to_database_query.jsp. Click on the link given in the first jsp page,that calls this jsp page and show all data from the table.

Click on the <--back button to go to first page of the application.

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