JDBC-ODBC - Getting Flat File Driver Info

This section describes how to get ODBC driver and JDBC driver infor with the getMetaData() method.

Once I have a connection to access flat text files defined in a DSM, the first thing I want to test is the database information and JDBC driver information as shown in this program:

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

// 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());
    }
  }
}

Here is the output:

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

herong> progra~1\java\jdk1.7.0_45\bin\java OdbcFlatDatabaseInfo
Server name: TEXT
Server version: 01.00.0000
Driver name: JDBC-ODBC Bridge (odbcjt32.dll)
Driver version: 2.0001 (06.01.7601)
JDBC major version: 2
JDBC minor version: 0

It is interesting to see how the ODBC driver, ODBCJT32.DLL, reported the database server name and version: TEXT and 01.00.0000

The JDBC-ODBC Bridge driver included in JDK 7.0 and the ODBC driver (odbcjt32.dll) together supports only JDBC 2.0 API.

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 - Creating DSN for Flat Test File

 JDBC-ODBC - Connecting to Flat Text Files

JDBC-ODBC - Getting Flat File Driver Info

 JDBC-ODBC - CREATE TABLE in Flat Text Files

 JDBC-ODBC - Listing Tables with meta.GetTables()

 JDBC-ODBC - Tab Delimited Flat File Data

 JDBC-ODBC - ODBC Configuration for Flat Files

 JDBC-ODBC - Executing Queries on Flat Files

 JDBC-ODBC - Missing Flat Data Files

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS Access

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS SQL Server

 Archived Tutorials

 References

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