"CREATE TABLE" Statements

This section describes how to create a table in the current database.

"CREATE TABLE" is probably the most commonly used DDL statement. Its syntax is relatively simple. All you need to do is to specify the table name with an optional schema name and a list of column definitions.

The sample Java program below shows you how to create a table called "Price" in "Herong" schema. I defined only three columns in this table: ProductID, Price, and Currency.

/* CreateTable.java
 * Copyright (c) HerongYang.com. All Rights Reserved.
import java.sql.*;
public class CreateTable {
  public static void main(String [] args) {
    Connection con = null;
    try {

      con = DriverManager.getConnection(
        + "user=herong;password=T0pSecret;"
        + "database=AdventureWorks2019");

// Creating a database table
      Statement sta = con.createStatement();
      int count = sta.executeUpdate(
        "CREATE TABLE Herong.Price (ProductID INT, Price REAL,"
        + " Currency CHAR(3))");
      System.out.println("Table created.");

    } catch (Exception e) {

If you run this program a new table will be created with the following message.

herong> java -cp .;mssql-jdbc-9.4.1.jre16.jar CreateTable.java

Table created.

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

 Executing "Update" Statements - executeUpdate()

 "CREATE SCHEMA" Statements

"CREATE TABLE" Statements

 "ALTER TABLE" Statements

 "DROP TABLE" 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

 Archived Tutorials


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