An Introduction to JDBC
used. When the mouse was located over the document, a window was
displayed with the title of the document. Sometimes, more than one
document can have the same frequency of occurrence of a keyword. In
such cases the window displays multiple titles of documents. The color
of the circle changes to white to indicate the document where the
mouse is located. There is also an option to click on a box in the
window to retrieve the text corresponding to the document in a
This article gives the basics of working with JDBC under Linux. We
described the design of JDBC, installation of JDBC for Mysql, and
example code to retrieve/store data. Metadata statements can be used
to interrogate the structure of a database and its tables. Finally, we
looked at an example the use of a search engine with JDBC and Java.
Viewing the results from a Java applet made the users' task more
interesting than through a CGI program.