What Is Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition

This section provides a quick introduction on Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition. You don't need Express Edition if you have access to a regular SQL Server.

Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition is the free version of the Microsoft SQL Server. You can download, install and use it to learn JDBC API for SQL Server databases.

With SQL Server Express Edition installed on your local computer, you will get all the required information for the JDBC driver to access a SQL Server database as listed below:

However, if you have access to an existing SQL Server database with the above information provided, you don't need to install SQL Server Express Edition and skip all tutorials in this chapter.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) Introduction

 JDK (Java SE) Installation

Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition

What Is Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition

 Installing Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition

 Installing Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express Edition

 SQLCMD SQL Server Command Line Tool

 Installing AdventureWorks Sample Database

 Create Login User in SQL Server

 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 Bridge Driver - MS SQL Server

 Archived Tutorials

 References

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