JDBC datasource test configuration fails with java.lang.ClassNotFoundException
(Doc ID 1489553.1)
Last updated on MARCH 11, 2020
Applies to:Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.3.6 to 126.96.36.199
Information in this document applies to any platform.
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):
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