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PostgreSQL JDBC Driver (PgJDBC for short) allows Java programs to connect to a PostgreSQL database using standard, database independent Java code. Is an open source JDBC driver written in Pure Java (Type 4), and communicates in the PostgreSQL native network protocol.

The current version of the driver should be compatible with PostgreSQL 8.2 and higher, and Java 6 (JDBC 4.0), Java 7 (JDBC 4.1), Java 8 (JDBC 4.2) and Java 9.


The driver provides a reasonably complete implementation of the JDBC specification in addition to some PostgreSQL specific extensions. Our goal is nothing short of full compliance, but we're not there yet. Some features require additional backend support and others just need someone to implement them. For a list of what still needs to be done see our Todo list.

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