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Pentaho Documentation

JDBC Driver Issues

Before you begin troubleshooting suspected JDBC driver issues, make sure that the correct JDBC driver JARs are installed to the correct locations, then double-check to make sure that there are no conflicting driver versions. Confirm with your database or driver vendor if you suspect you have having JDBC driver compatibility issues.

The BA and DI Servers need the appropriate driver to connect to the database that stores your data. You can download drivers from your database vendor's website. A JDBC Drivers reference article, with links to the corresponding websites, can be found here.

Do these steps to install your driver.

  1. Stop the BA Server.
  2. Copy your driver into this location: <pentaho-install-directory>/server/biserver-ee/tomcat/lib.
  3. Start the BA Server.

Now you should be able to use the Manage Data Sources window to create Pentaho data sources.