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Unable to establish JDBC connection to Oracle DBMS in Eclipse

I’m using Oracle 18c Express edition and trying to connect to the same using the below code.

DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:oracle:thin://@localhost:1521/XE", "system", "Root123");

And upon execution, there’s an exception:

java.sql.SQLException: Invalid Oracle URL specified

I am unable to figure out what’s wrong with the URL. Kindly help resolve this issue. TIA.


According to Oracle’s documentation the URL should be:


Where user and password can be provided as connection properties:

Connection conn = DriverManager.getConnection
  ("jdbc:oracle:thin:@myhost:1521:orcl", "scott", "tiger");

You probably need to remove the // from the URL as well: