Install MySQL JDBC Driver

This step is required only if you intend to connect to MySQL databases. If not then you can skip this step.

Due to MySQL licensing conditions the MySQL driver can not be delivered pre-installed with the DataVeil software as other database drivers are.

Fortunately, it is a relatively simple process to download and install the MySQL JDBC driver.

To install the MySQL JDBC driver, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the MySQL JDBC Java Archive


Select Product Version 8.0.23 and Operating System Platform Independent. It must be this specific selection.

Click on the Download button for the TAR or ZIP file to download (whichever archive format you prefer).

Step 2: Extract the JDBC Driver File

Extract ('unzip') the archive file that was downloaded in the previous step.

Locate the file mysql-connector-java-8.0.23.jar.


Step 3: Place the JDBC Driver File in the DataVeil Driver Directory

Copy or move the mysql-connector-java-8.0.23.jar from the previous step into the DataVeil folder dataveil/dataveil/modules/ext/

 DataVeil shall need to be restarted, if it is currently running, in order for this driver installation to take effect.

This completes the installation of the MySQL JDBC driver.