How do I get JDBC driver property information?

The example below show you how to get the information about the possible properties for the corresponding JDBC driver.

package org.kodejava.example.jdbc;

import java.sql.*;

public class DriverPropertyInfoDemo {
    private static final String URL = "jdbc:mysql://localhost/kodejava";

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        try {
            // Gets information about the possible properties for this
            // driver.
            Driver driver = DriverManager.getDriver(URL);
            DriverPropertyInfo[] props = driver.getPropertyInfo(URL, null);

            for (DriverPropertyInfo info : props) {
                System.out.println("Name       : " +;
                System.out.println("Description: " + info.description);
                System.out.println("Value      : " + info.value);

                String[] choices = info.choices;
                if (choices != null) {
                    StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder("Choices    : ");
                    for (String choice : choices) {


        } catch (SQLException e) {

The example result of the code snippet above:

Name       : HOST
Description: Hostname of MySQL Server
Value      : localhost
Name       : PORT
Description: Port number of MySQL Server
Value      : 3306
Name       : DBNAME
Description: Database name
Value      : kodejava
Name       : allowLoadLocalInfile
Description: Should the driver allow use of 'LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE...' (defaults to 'true').
Value      : true
Choices    : true,false,yes,no,

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