Java DB (Derby) - Creating New Tables

This section describes how to create a new table in Java DB (Derby) database through the JDBC driver.

The next test I did was to add another table in my Java DB (Derby) database. This was done by running the CREATE TABLE statement with the executeUpdate() method. Here is the sample program I used to create a new table called, HY_Address:

/* DerbyCreateTable.java
 - Copyright (c) 2015, HerongYang.com, All Rights Reserved.
 */
import java.sql.*;
public class DerbyCreateTable {
  public static void main(String [] args) {
    Connection con = null;
    try {
      con = DriverManager.getConnection(
        "jdbc:derby://localhost/TestDB");

// Creating a database table
      Statement sta = con.createStatement(); 
      int count = sta.executeUpdate(
        "CREATE TABLE HY_Address (ID INT, StreetName VARCHAR(20),"
        + " City VARCHAR(20))");
      System.out.println("Table created.");
      sta.close();        

      con.close();        
    } catch (Exception e) {
      System.err.println("Exception: "+e.getMessage());
    }
  }
}

The Derby JDBC driver allowed me to create tables and there was no execution errors. See the output below:

C:\herong>\Progra~1\java\jdk1.8.0_45\bin\java 
   -cp .;\progra~1\java\jdk1.8.0_45\db\lib\derbyclient.jar 
   DerbyCreateTable
   
Table created.

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) Introduction

 JDK (Java SE) Installation

 Installing and Running Java DB - Derby

Derby (Java DB) JDBC Driver

 Derby (Java DB) Driver Features

 Loading Derby JDBC Driver Classes

 Creating Connections to Java DB (Derby) Network Server

 Java DB (Derby) Network Server and JDBC Driver Info

Java DB (Derby) - Creating New Tables

 Java DB (Derby) - Inserting Data Rows to Existing Tables

 Java DB (Derby) - Running SELECT Queries

 Derby (Java DB) JDBC DataSource Objects

 Java DB (Derby) - DML Statements

 Java DB (Derby) - ResultSet Objects of Queries

 Java DB (Derby) - PreparedStatement

 MySQL Installation on Windows

 MySQL JDBC Driver (MySQL Connector/J)

 MySQL - PreparedStatement

 MySQL - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

 MySQL - JBDC CallableStatement

 MySQL CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 MySQL BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Oracle Express Edition Installation on Windows

 Oracle JDBC Drivers

 Oracle - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

 Oracle - PreparedStatement

 Oracle - JBDC CallableStatement

 Oracle CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 Oracle BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

 Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server - sqljdbc42.jar

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - Query Statements and Result Sets

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DatabaseMetaData Object

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DDL Statements

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DML Statements

 SQL Server - PreparedStatement

 SQL Server CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 SQL Server BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - Flat Text Files

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS Access

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS SQL Server

 Summary of JDBC Drivers and Database Servers

 Additional Tutorial Notes to Be Added

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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