As i am connecting to JDBC with jmeter im getting the error even though my url, jdbc driver class, username and password is provided correctly.

Below is the error :

2014/04/21 18:59:09 WARN - jmeter.protocol.jdbc.config.DataSourceElement: Could not return Connection java.sql.SQLException: No suitable driver found for jdbc:oracle:thin:@ at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(DriverManager.java:602) at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(DriverManager.java:185) at org.apache.avalon.excalibur.datasource.JdbcConnectionFactory.newInstance(JdbcConnectionFactory.java:185) at org.apache.avalon.excalibur.pool.ResourceLimitingPool.newPoolable(ResourceLimitingPool.java:672) at org.apache.avalon.excalibur.pool.ValidatedResourceLimitingPool.newPoolable(ValidatedResourceLimitingPool.java:178) at org.apache.avalon.excalibur.datasource.ResourceLimitingJdbcConnectionPool.newPoolable(ResourceLimitingJdbcConnectionPool.java:123) at org.apache.avalon.excalibur.pool.ResourceLimitingPool.get(ResourceLimitingPool.java:402) at org.apache.avalon.excalibur.pool.ValidatedResourceLimitingPool.get(ValidatedResourceLimitingPool.java:130) at org.apache.avalon.excalibur.datasource.ResourceLimitingJdbcDataSource.getConnection(ResourceLimitingJdbcDataSource.java:222) at org.apache.jmeter.protocol.jdbc.config.DataSourceElement$DataSourceComponentImpl.getConnection(DataSourceElement.java:286) at org.apache.jmeter.protocol.jdbc.config.DataSourceElement.getConnection(DataSourceElement.java:146) at org.apache.jmeter.protocol.jdbc.sampler.JDBCSampler.sample(JDBCSampler.java:85) at org.apache.jmeter.threads.JMeterThread.process_sampler(JMeterThread.java:428) at org.apache.jmeter.threads.JMeterThread.run(JMeterThread.java:256) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:662)

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JMeter doesn't come with any JDBC driver shipped. Looking into stacktrace I can see that you're using Oracle and presumably 10g version. You need to download Oracle JDBC driver (or better fetch it from ORACLE_HOME/jdbc/lib, you'll need ojdbc6.jar as it matches Java 6 which is required for the latest JMeter) and drop it to /lib folder of your JMeter installation.

Also don't forget to properly set up JDBC Connection Configuration

See Using JDBC Sampler in JMeter guide for more useful tips.

  • @ Dmitri T thanks, i will make use of the website and say. Apr 22, 2014 at 7:33

If you are using Oracle 10g or 11c please add ojdbc7.jar to your Jmeter/lib folder. Close your Jmeter and open it again. Worked for me.

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