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No suitable driver found for jdbc:sybase



No suitable driver found for jdbc:sybase error is thrown when Test Database connection is clicked on Database record in Pega configured with jdbc URL.

The driver jar is present in the application server classpath.

Error Messages

No suitable driver found for jdbc:sybase:Tds:<your_host>:<your_port>/your_db

Test Database Connection

SQL Code: 0 | SQL State: 08001

Steps to Reproduce

1. Place the jdbc driver jar in server classpath.
2. Bring up the JVM.
3. Configure Database record in Pega and specify jdbc URL and credentials.
4. Click Test connectivity.

Root Cause

A defect in Pegasystems’ code or rules:

JDBC jars have to be explicitly registered to the Driver Manager before they can be used.

Until some process causes this explicit registration, the driver would not be usable, even if it is on the classpath.

However, if a driver’s class name is added to the database/drivers prconfig value, then the engine will explicitly register the driver during start-up, to ensure that it can be used.


Perform the following local-change:

Add the jdbc driver class name to database/drivers in the prconfig.

The database/drivers prconfig can contain multiple entries, and the multiple entries should be semicolon separated.

prconfig.xml example:
<env name="database/drivers" value=";oracle.jdbc.OracleDriver" />


Published November 3, 2017 - Updated October 8, 2020

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