Java.sql.SQLException: No suitable drivers found for jdbc: sqlserver


I am working on a web application where I am creating MSSQLSERVER 2008 database dynamically.

But it's giving me

java.sql.SQLException: No suitable driver found for jdbc:sqlserver://localhost:1433;databaseName=master

My code is:

String dbName = "db1";
try {
    String url = "jdbc:sqlserver://localhost:1433;databaseName=master";
    Connection connection = DriverManager.getConnection(

    Statement statement = connection.createStatement();
    String sqlquery = "CREATE Database \"" + dbName + "\"; ";


} catch(Exception e) {

I have added sqljdbc4.jar in lib. I have tried it on both NetBeans (with GlassFish and Tomcat Server) and Eclipse IDE(Tomcat Server).

On the other hand I have tried this with simple desktop application, it's working fine on both IDEs. With sqljdbc4.jar added in lib.

Before calling DriverManager.getConnection() you will have to load the SQLServer JDBC driver. You can do Class.forName("xxxx"); where xxxx is the appropriate driver class (fully qualified name with package prefix).

EDIT: Do this Class.forName(""); to load the driver. Refer MSDN link for more.