JDBC-ODBC - Tab Delimited Flat File Data

This section describes how to enter data in a flat text file as tab delimited columns.

To do further testing with the ODBC text file driver, I entered some data manually into two files in the directory connected to my DSN. My data is organized in columns with the tab character as the column delimiter.

1. C:\LOCAL\ODBC_FLAT_DB\User.txt:

ID  FirstName  LastName  BirthDate  AddressID
1  Christopher  Kleinerman  11-Aug-1989  5
2  Rosmarie  Kobylinski  01-Jul-1983  4
3  Alexander  Mendiola  12-Apr-1977  3
4  Danielle  Alexander  05-Nov-1979  2
5  R. Morgan  Van Houten  09-Sep-1985  1

2. C:\LOCAL\ODBC_FLAT_DB\Address.txt:

ID  StreetName  City
1  5 Baker Road  Bellevue
2  25 Bay St.  Hull
3  251 Main St.  W. York
4  99 Wade Ave  Paris
5  998 Forest  Portland

As you can see, these two files contain data for two related tables. The AddressID in the User.txt file links to the Address.txt file.

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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