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Thread: JDBC Too Many Connection Error

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    Thumbs down JDBC Too Many Connection Error

    Please help me regarding to this error guys...

    I'm using a JDBC class for a Java Servlet web application and in my web application, my categories will be loading from the Database and after some page exchanges, I'm getting this error.

    Data source rejected establishment of connection, message from server: "Too many connections"

    please help me...

    My JDBC class is

    package db;
    import java.sql.*;
    public class DB {
        String driver = "com.mysql.jdbc.Driver";
        String url = "jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/lkshops";
        Connection getConnection() throws Exception {
            Connection con = DriverManager.getConnection(url, "lkshops", "123");
            return con;
        public void putdata(String sql) {
            try {
                PreparedStatement state = getConnection().prepareStatement(sql);
            } catch (Exception e) {
        public ResultSet getdata(String sql) throws Exception {
            Statement state = getConnection().createStatement();
            ResultSet rset = state.executeQuery(sql);
            return rset;

    And, My Category JSP page's code is,

    <%@page import="java.sql.ResultSet"%>
    <%@page import="db.DB"%>
        DB db = new db.DB();
        try {
            int x = 0;
            ResultSet rs = db.getdata("SELECT max(Cat_ID) as maxVal FROM categories");
            x = rs.getInt("maxVal");
            for (int i = 1; i <= x; i++) {
                ResultSet rset = db.getdata("SELECT * FROM categories WHERE Cat_ID = '" + i + "' ");
                ResultSet rset2 = db.getdata("SELECT * FROM sub_categories WHERE Cat_ID = '" + i + "'");
    <div id="smoothmenu1" class="ddsmoothmenu" style="width: 1000px;">
            <li><a href="#"><% out.print(rset.getString("Cat_Name"));%></a>
                <% if (rset2 != null) {
                %><ul> <% while (rset2.next()) {
                    %><li><a href="#"><% out.print(rset2.getString("Sub_Cat_Name")); %></a>
                    </li><% }%> </ul> <% } else {
                    %> <%}%>
    <% }
        } catch (Exception ex) {

    Please tell me if there has any of error and I want to correct and learn this method very clearly guys... thanks a lot...
    Last edited by sajithgsm; February 22nd, 2012 at 02:14 AM. Reason: Bold

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    Default Re: JDBC Too Many Connection Error

    You've got some lame* exception handling in your code and you're not adequately closing the Java/MySQL resources. The MySQL Connector/J resources must be very carefully closed off after use, or you'll hit problems like yours or suffer memory leaks. Close down resources exactly as Mark Matthews does it in this post:

    MySQL :: Connection pooling with MySQL Connector/J

    It seems a very long-winded way of doing it, but anything less than this will eventually run into resource exhaustion problems.

    * here for example:
                PreparedStatement state = getConnection().prepareStatement(sql);
    If either of the first two lines throw an Exception, your close() method won't be executed. Either write separate try blocks or (better) use a 'finally' block to clean up - with separate try blocks inside it if you're cleaning up more than one resource.

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