SEVERE: null
java.sql.SQLException: [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not fou
nd and no default driver specified

That the message I got when running jar file from dist folder but no problem running it with Netbeans ide. I had been googling around and asking what wrong and how to fix it in other forums, nobody seems to reply (may be i am using MS Access ???).

the Path I am using are absolute like this :String connURL="jdbcdbcriver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};DBQ= C://Library//Database1.mdb;}";
I'm using Win 7 64bit (setting the conf file to (x86) for the MS Access 2003 db to run since it is 32 bit file).

I'm trying to learn and use Java (I am ok with C# and I had been told it is on the class path which I checked (the jar folder/Manifest were loaded with the necessary jar (rt.jar)).

Please help as i wanted to convince somebody to go with Open Source.