com.mysql.jdbc.Driver not loaded. Are you sure you’ve included the correct jdbc driver in :jdbc_driver_library

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I am getting java version and mysql-connect-java.jar compatibility issue with logstash.

can any one tell me which version of mysql-connect-java.jar is compatible with which version of java?


com.mysql.cj.jdbc.Driver not loaded. Are you sure you've included the correct jdbc driver in :jdbc_driver_library?

my current java version is

openjdk version "1.8.0_212"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_212-8u212-b03-0ubuntu1.16.04.1-b03)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.212-b03, mixed mode)

I have tried with below mysql connector jar files but every one fails.


Logstash config file is mysql.conf

input {
    jdbc {
        jdbc_connection_string => "jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/prbi"
        jdbc_user => "root"
        jdbc_password => ""
        jdbc_driver_library => "mysql-connector-java-8.0.15.jar" #tried above every jar
        jdbc_driver_class => "com.mysql.cj.jdbc.Driver" #tried com.mysql.jdbc.Driver too
        schedule => "* * * * *"
        use_column_value => true
        tracking_column => "%{id}"
        clean_run => true
        statement => "SELECT * from tmp_j_summaryrepor"
output {
    elasticsearch {
    hosts => ['http://localhost:9200']
    index => "prsummaryreport"
    document_type => "prsummaryreport"
    document_id => "%{id}" # It is a Primary Key of table
    stdout { codec => json_lines } 


for logstash 6.2.x and above, prefer adding the drivers under:


and rather keep the jdbc_driver_library empty. this has been quoted in many of the forums too.

Source: stackoverflow