"ij" - Client Tool to Create New Databases

This section describes how to use the command line tool 'ij' to create a new database with a new table.

"ij" is a command line client tool included in the Java DB package. You can use "ij" to run any SQL statements on the Java DB server. "ij" uses the JDBC driver to connect to the Java DB server with the "connect" command in this format:

connect 'jdbc:derby://<host>:<port>/<database>';
   Create a new database and connect to that database

connect 'jdbc:derby://<host>:<port>/<database>;create=true';
   Connect to an existing database

Here is how I used "ij" to create a new database and a new table. Open another command line window and run the following commands:

C:\herong>\Progra~1\java\jdk1.8.0_45\db\bin\ij
ij version 10.11

ij> connect 'jdbc:derby://localhost/TestDB;create=true';

ij> CREATE TABLE TestTable (ID INT, Name VARCHAR(20));
0 rows inserted/updated/deleted

ij> INSERT INTO TestTable VALUES (1, 'Herong');
1 row inserted/updated/deleted

ij> SELECT * FROM TestTable;
ID         |NAME
--------------------------------
1          |Herong

1 row selected
ij> quit;

When I look at the folder: C:\local\javadb\databases\, I see a sub folder called, "TestDB", which represents the database instance I created with the "connect" command.

Cool. Now I have the Java DB server running, and I know how to run SQL statements to store and query data with the "ij" tool.

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) Introduction

 JDK (Java SE) Installation

Installing and Running Java DB - Derby

 Downloading and Installing Java DB (Derby)

 Downloading Java DB (Derby) Documents

 "sysinfo" - Checking Java DB (Derby) Installation

 Setting Up Java DB (Derby) in Network Server

"ij" - Client Tool to Create New Databases

 Derby (Java DB) JDBC Driver

 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

 PDF Printing Version