JDBC datasource test configuration fails with java.lang.ClassNotFoundException (Doc ID 1489553.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.3.6 to 12.1.1.0
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The Symptom of the issue is that Weblogic Server 10.3.6 is unable to use a third party database driver when the option "Test Configuration" is used during the datasource creation. The issue happens when the third party database driver by placing this driver in the $DOMAIN_ROOT/lib directory. As a result, Weblogic Server is unable to run the Test Configuration for the datasource and throws a java.lang.ClassNotFoundException.

The server log file will report that the third party database driver itself has been added successfully to the CLASSPATH, but the following error will follow (as an example):

Cause

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