The OpenLink Drivers for JDBC are packaged either as a bundle alongside the other OpenLink data access drivers (ODBC, UDBC, and OLE-DB) that make up the OpenLink Universal Data Access Driver Suite or as a separate release archive which contains only the OpenLink Megathin Drivers for JDBC, a 100% pure Java Driver for JDBC.

When you download the drivers as part of the data access driver suite bundle three driver types for JDBC are available to you:

  • OpenLink Driver for JDBC Type 1 (JDBC-ODBC Bridge)

  • OpenLink Driver for JDBC Type 2 (JDBC-Native Bridge)

  • OpenLink Driver for JDBC Type 3 (Network enabled all Java Driver)

When you download the OpenLink Megathin Drivers for JDBC you only get a very thin 100% Pure Java Type 3 Driver for JDBC known as the OpenLink Megathin Driver for JDBC.

If you are not installing these Drivers from a CD you would have to visit the OpenLink Web Site's download page, http://www.openlinksw.com, to obtain these Drivers.

The screen shots that follow depict the OpenLink download wizard interaction that is required in order to download either the JDBC Driver bundle or the standalone Megathin Drivers.

8.2.1. OpenLink Web Download Wizard Interaction for obtaining OpenLink Drivers for JDBC Bundle

  1. Select a Client Operating System from the "Select Client Operating System" listbox and then select a database engine that you will be connecting to via your Driver for JDBC using the "Select Database" listbox.

    Figure 8.1. Client OS

    Client OS

  2. Pick one or more server components matching the server operating system that will host the OpenLink Server components required by the Drivers for JDBC. Then click on the "Download Selected Software" button.

    Figure 8.2. Client OS

    Client OS

  3. Download all the software components presented in the "Software Download" page.

    Figure 8.3. Software Download

    Software Download

8.2.2. Download Wizard Interaction for obtaining OpenLink Megathin Drivers for JDBC

  1. Select a Java Virtual Machine version from the "Select Client Operating System" listbox and then select a database engine that you will be connecting to via your Driver for JDBC using the "Select Database" listbox.

    Figure 8.4. Software Download

    Software Download

  2. Pick one or more server components matching the server operating system that will host the OpenLink Server components required by the Drivers for JDBC. Then click on the "Download Selected Software" button.

    Figure 8.5. Software Download

    Software Download

  3. Download all the software components presented in the "Software Download" page.

    Figure 8.6. Software Download

    Software Download