Install drivers with the JDBC distribution tool
Perform the following steps to download a JDBC driver and install the JDBC driver using the JDBC Distribution Tool.
Download a JDBC driver JAR from your database vendor or a third-party driver developer.
Copy the JDBC driver JAR you just downloaded to the pentaho/jdbc-distribution directory.
Open a cmd prompt or shell tool, navigate to the pentaho/jdbc-distribution directory and enter one of the following:
distribute-files.bat <name of JDBC driver JAR>
If you have run this utility as part of the installation process, you are done. Proceed to the next step of the installation instructions.
If you have run this utility so that you can connect to a new repository, restart the Pentaho Server and design tools, then try to connect to the new repository. If you cannot connect, verify that the drivers are installed as shown in the table below. Restart your Pentaho Server and client tools.
List of Products and Corresponding Locations for JDBC Drivers Server or Design Tool Directory Pentaho Server pentaho/server/pentaho-server/tomcat/lib Pentaho Data Integration (Spoon) pentaho/design-tools/data-integration/lib Pentaho Report Designer (PRD) pentaho/design-tools/report-designer/lib/jdbc Pentaho Aggregation Designer (PAD) pentaho/design-tools/aggregation-designer/drivers Pentaho Schema Workbench (PSW) pentaho/design-tools/schema-workbench/drivers Pentaho Metadata Editor (PME) pentaho/design-tools/metadata-editor/libext/JDBC