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017    
018    package org.apache.commons.dbcp;
019    import java.sql.Connection;
020    import java.sql.SQLException;
021    
022    /**
023     * Abstract factory interface for creating {@link java.sql.Connection}s.
024     *
025     * @author Rodney Waldhoff
026     * @version $Revision: 892307 $ $Date: 2014-01-01 00:27:28 +0100 (Wed, 01 Jan 2014) $
027     */
028    public interface ConnectionFactory {
029        /**
030         * Create a new {@link java.sql.Connection} in an
031         * implementation specific fashion.
032         *
033         * @return a new {@link java.sql.Connection}
034         * @throws SQLException if a database error occurs creating the connection
035         */
036        public abstract Connection createConnection() throws SQLException;
037    }