How do I create a connection to MS Access database?

Here is an example about how to create a database connection to MS Access database. To allow the database access to be authenticated the security user account can be add from Tools->Security->User and Group Accounts menu in the Microsoft Access 2003.

On the example below we can either connect through the DSN created previously on the Windows system or we can create it in our program as the long URL below.

package org.kodejava.example.jdbc;

import java.sql.Connection;
import java.sql.DriverManager;
import java.sql.SQLException;

public class MSAccessConnect {
    // If you want to use you ODBC DSN
    //private static final String URL = "jdbc:odbc:TestDB";

    private static final String USERNAME = "admin";
    private static final String PASSWORD = "welcome";
    private static final String DRIVER = "sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver";

    private static final String URL =
        "jdbc:odbc:Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};DBQ=D:\\Database\\testdb.mdb;}";

    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
        Connection connection = null;
        try {
            connection = DriverManager.getConnection(URL, USERNAME, PASSWORD);

            // Do something with the connection here!
        } catch (SQLException e) {
        } finally {

Wayan Saryada

Founder at Kode Java Org
I am a programmer, a runner, a recreational diver, currently live in the island of Bali, Indonesia. Mostly programming in Java, Spring Framework, Hibernate / JPA. If these posts help, you can support me, buy me a cup of coffee or tea. Thank you 🥳

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.