JDBC-ODBC - MS Access Database and Driver Info

This section describes how to get some basic info about the Access database and the driver through the JDBC DatabaseMetaData object.

If you want to know the Access database name and version, or the JDBC driver name and version, you can get them through the DatabaseMetaData object as shown in the following sample program:

/* OdbcAccessDatabaseInfo.java
 * Copyright (c) HerongYang.com. All Rights Reserved.
 */
import java.sql.*;
public class OdbcAccessDatabaseInfo {
  public static void main(String [] args) {
    Connection con = null;
    try {
      Class.forName("sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver");
      con = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:odbc:HY_ACCESS");

// Database and driver info
      DatabaseMetaData meta = con.getMetaData();
      System.out.println("Server name: "
        + meta.getDatabaseProductName());
      System.out.println("Server version: "
        + meta.getDatabaseProductVersion());
      System.out.println("Driver name: "
        + meta.getDriverName());
      System.out.println("Driver version: "
        + meta.getDriverVersion());

      System.out.println("JDBC major version: "
        + meta.getJDBCMajorVersion());
      System.out.println("JDBC minor version: "
        + meta.getJDBCMinorVersion());

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

If you run this program you will get:

herong> progra~1\java\jdk1.7.0_45\bin\javac
   OdbcAccessDatabaseInfo.java

herong> progra~1\java\jdk1.7.0_45\bin\java OdbcAccessDatabaseInfo

Server name: ACCESS
Server version: 04.00.0000
Driver name: JDBC-ODBC Bridge (odbcjt32.dll)
Driver version: 2.0001 (04.00.6304)
JDBC major version: 2
JDBC minor version: 0

Note that ODBC driver reported that the version of MS Access used to create this database is 04.00.0000.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) Introduction

 JDK (Java SE) Installation

 Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition

 Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server

 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 - Creating a MS Access Database File

 JDBC-ODBC - Creating DSN for MS Access

 JDBC-ODBC - Connecting to MS Access Database Files

JDBC-ODBC - MS Access Database and Driver Info

 JDBC-ODBC - Creating New Tables in MS Access Database

 JDBC-ODBC - Inserting Data Rows to MS Access Database

 JDBC-ODBC - Running Queries on MS Access Database

 Creating Connections with DataSource Class

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS SQL Server

 Archived Tutorials

 References

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