What Is ojdbc.jar - JDBC Driver for Oracle

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What is ojdbc.jar - JDBC Driver for Oracle?

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ojdbc.jar is a JDBC driver from Oracle that provides database connectivity to Oracle Database server through the standard JDBC application program interfaces (APIs) available in Java.

Versions of ojdbc.jar were released together with Oracle Database server versions. The table below shows some examples of Oracle Database server versions with matching ojdbc.jar and release dates:

Oracle Database JDBC driver          Supported             Supported 
Date         Version   Name          Database versions     JDK versions 
2020-10-09   21.1      ojdbc11.jar   21c, 19c, 18c, 12.2   JDK 11 - 17  
2020-10-09   21.1      ojdbc8.jar    21c, 19c, 18c, 12.2   JDK 8 - 11
2021-01-29   19.11     ojdbc10.jar   21c, 19c, 18c, 12.2   JDK 10 - 11
2021-01-29   19.11     ojdbc8.jar    21c, 19c, 18c, 12.2   JDK 8 - 11
2018-06-26   18.3      ojdbc8.jar    21c, 19c, 18c, 12.2   JDK 8 - 11

Older releases of ojdbc.jar:

Oracle Database 12c (12.2.0.1)   ojdbc8.jar  (JDK 8)      12/13/2016
Oracle Database 12c (12.1.0.2)   ojdbc7.jar  (JDK 7)      06/30/2014
Oracle Database 12c (12.1.0.2)   ojdbc6.jar  (JDK 6)      06/30/2014
Oracle Database 11g (11.2.0.4)   ojdbc6.jar  (JDK 6)      07/03/2014
Oracle Database 11g (11.2.0.4)   ojdbc5.jar  (JDK 1.5)    07/03/2014
Oracle Database 10c (10.2.0.5)   ojdbc14.jar (JDK 1.4)    04/08/2010

For more information, see Oracle JDBC Driver Website.

 

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