Java has included a JDBC/ODBC Bridge driver as a transitional solution for accessing ODBC data sources, but it has always been considered a very limited driver and the recommendation has always been to use a pure JDBC driver instead. Starting with Java 8, the bridge driver is no longer provided.
For most databases, you can find JDBC drivers from the database vendor or a third party. Try searching the net for the name of your database plus "JDBC driver".
If you cannot find a JDBC driver for a database that can be accessed via ODBC, you find a few alternatives here. Note that we have have no relationship with any of the organizations behind these driver and have not thoroughly tested any of the drivers with DbVisualizer. In other words, please make sure that the driver works for you before committing to one.
This is an Open Source driver specifically for Microsoft Access databases, not for ODBC data sources in general. You can download it here:
To use it, you also need to download the following Open Source JAR files:
commons-lang-2.6-bin.zip (unzip to find JAR file) from
commons-logging-1.2-bin.zip (unzip to find JAR file) from
hsqldb-2.3.2.zip (unzip to find JAR file) from
apache-log4j-2.1-bin.zip (unzip to find JAR file; you only need log4j-1.2-api-2.1.jar) from
poi-3.11-20141221.zip (unzip to find JAR file) from
Then start DbVisualizer and open Tools->Driver Manager and
[and the End Identifier to
]and click Apply,
This is a commercial JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver, available here:
To install it, please follow the instructions in Installing a JDBC Driver.
Even though Java 7 is not supported by Oracle after April 2015, you can still continue to use Java 7 and its JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver if there are no other alternatives. But again, we strongly recommend that you find another driver for your database.