You can install the Connector/J package using either the binary or
source distribution. The binary distribution provides the easiest
method for installation; the source distribution lets you
customize your installation further. With either solution, you
manually add the Connector/J location to your Java
If you are upgrading from a previous version, read the upgrade information in Section 22.214.171.124, “Upgrading from an Older Version” before continuing.
Connector/J is also available as part of the Maven project. For more information, and to download the Connector/J JAR files, see the Maven repository.