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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2002

    Unanswered: Oracle 8.1.7 JDBC Error

    Hi All,

    I'm trying to run a (compiled, no source code) program which connects to Oracle 8.1.7 via JDBC on Solaris 5.6. I've downloaded and installed the Oracle 8.1.7 JDBC drivers. Unfortunately, an error is generated:

    java.lang.InstantiationError: oracle.jdbc.dbaccess.DBDataSet
    at oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleStatement.initialize(Orac
    at oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleStatement.<init>(OracleSt
    at oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleConnection.createStatemen t(
    at oracle.jdbc.dbaccess.DBAccess.setNlsParamsClient(D
    at oracle.jdbc.ttc7.TTC7Protocol.initNls(TTC7Protocol .java:1152)
    at oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleConnection.<init>(OracleC
    at oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver.getConnectionInsta nce(
    at oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver.connect(OracleDriv
    at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(DriverManager .java:512)
    at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(DriverManager .java:172)
    at )
    at ROV.MonitorThread.processXMLFile(MonitorThread.jav a)

    A connection is established (as the it briefly appears in V$SESSION). I'm not a Java/JDBC expert and I don't know how to rectify this. I believe the class is in Oracle's which is in the CLASSPATH. Any clues?

    Niels Jakob Darger

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2002

    The problem has, however, been resolved by reverting to the earlier versions ( and

    Niels Jakob Darger

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