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Thread: Database authorisation problems

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    Default Database authorisation problems

    Ok this problem has confused me, i will outline what the program does first before i tell you the issue i am having.
    I have set up HSQLDB i have created a program which reads from my database.properties file and connects to the database.
    I then use this connection to perform some SQL commands such as add, remove and update entries from a simple console menu. If i enter my connection details manually so the url, username, password and driver it connects fine. When doing it manually i have username and password both as "", so the value is null. It all works fine then, my menu works, i can add, delete, update and display my table. If however, i try and connect by directing my program to the details in my database.properties file which also has a blank username and password field i cannot connect, i get this error message.

    Exception in thread "main" java.sql.SQLInvalidAuthorizationSpecException: invalid authorization specification - not found: SA

    I wanted to see what values were being used to connect so i put a println in to display the username and password when entering my details manually and also from reading from the file.
    So when i attempt to establish a connection it shows me this line first. They both display username=null and password= null but if i link to the database.properties file i get the error message mentioned above . . . .It doesn't make sense to me as if a password/username were required, why can i connect by manually setting these to "" in my connection program?

    Below is the connection program, you can see in the getConnection method i have the username and password field set to "". To use the values read from the file i use username and password instead.
    import java.sql.Connection;
    import java.sql.DriverManager;
    import java.sql.SQLException;
    import java.io.FileInputStream;
    import java.io.IOException;
    import java.util.Properties;
    public class SimpleDataSource 
        private static String url;
        private static String username;
        private static String password;
        private static String driver;
        public static void init(String database)
                throws IOException, ClassNotFoundException
            Properties props = new Properties();
            FileInputStream in = new FileInputStream(database);
            driver = props.getProperty("jbdc.driver");
            url = props.getProperty("jbdc.url");
            username = props.getProperty("jbdc.username");
            if(username == null) 
                username = "";
            password = props.getProperty("jbdc.password");
            if(password == null) 
                password = "";
        public static Connection getConnection() throws SQLException
            System.out.println("Username:" + username + "Password:" + password);
            return DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:hsqldb:file:myHSQLDB", "", "");

    Problem is now solved, i failed to call the init method.
    Last edited by wdh; October 10th, 2012 at 02:53 PM.

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