[Solved] JDBC : java.sql.SQLSyntaxErrorException: Unknown database ‘database_name’

java.sql.SQLSyntaxErrorException is unchecked runtime exception which is sub class of SQLException. Herejava.sql.SQLSyntaxErrorException: Unknown database database_name”  exception occurred when connecting to database schema by JDBC. Please check below for more detail.

Sample Code

connection=DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/FacingIssuesOnITDB", "root", "facingissuesonit");
catch(ClassNotFoundException ex)


java.sql.SQLSyntaxErrorException: Unknown database 'facingissuesonitdb'
at com.mysql.cj.jdbc.exceptions.SQLError.createSQLException(SQLError.java:118)
at com.mysql.cj.jdbc.exceptions.SQLError.createSQLException(SQLError.java:95)
at com.mysql.cj.jdbc.exceptions.SQLExceptionsMapping.translateException(SQLExceptionsMapping.java:122)
at com.mysql.cj.jdbc.ConnectionImpl.createNewIO(ConnectionImpl.java:862)
at com.mysql.cj.jdbc.ConnectionImpl.(ConnectionImpl.java:444)
at com.mysql.cj.jdbc.ConnectionImpl.getInstance(ConnectionImpl.java:230)
at com.mysql.cj.jdbc.NonRegisteringDriver.connect(NonRegisteringDriver.java:226)
at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(DriverManager.java:664)
at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(DriverManager.java:247)
at com.fioit.examples.jdbc.connection.MyConnection.getConnectionMain(MyConnection.java:59)
at com.fioit.examples.jdbc.crud.CRUDOperation.main(CRUDOperation.java:20)


Above issue “java.sql.SQLSyntaxErrorException: Unknown database database_name” occurred because no schema exist in MySQL database with name facingissuesonitdb.


In JDBC always handle java.sql.SQLException in your connection code also because if any issue happen for java.sql.SQLSyntaxErrorException can catch by SQLException block.

More Issues Solution

For more other JAVA/JDBC issues solution follow link JDBC Issues and Solutions.


About Saurabh Gupta

My Name is Saurabh Gupta, I have approx. 11 Year of experience in Information Technology World manly in Java/J2EE. During this time I have worked with multiple organization with different client, so many technology, frameworks etc.
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