Getting Database Server and Driver Info

This section describes how to get database server and JDBC driver information through the DatabaseMetaData object.

If you want to know the database server 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:

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

// Obtaining a connection to SQL Server
      con = DriverManager.getConnection(
          "jdbc:sqlserver://localhost\\SQLEXPRESS;"
        + "user=herong;password=T0pSecret;"
        + "database=AdventureWorks2019");

// 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) {
      e.printStackTrace();
    }
  }
}

Running this example program with different versions of JDK, JDBC Driver, and SQL Server, gives you:

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

Server name: Microsoft SQL Server
Server version: 15.00.2000
Driver name: Microsoft JDBC Driver 9.4 for SQL Server
Driver version: 9.4.1.0
JDBC major version: 4
JDBC minor version: 3

herong> java -cp .:mssql-jdbc-7.4.1.jre12.jar DatabaseInfo

Server name: Microsoft SQL Server
Server version: 11.00.3128
Driver name: Microsoft JDBC Driver 7.4 for SQL Server
Driver version: 7.4.1.0
JDBC major version: 4
JDBC minor version: 3

herong> java -cp .;sqljdbc41.jar DatabaseInfo

Server name: Microsoft SQL Server
Server version: 12.00.2000
Driver name: Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.2 for SQL Server
Driver version: 4.2.6225.100
JDBC major version: 4
JDBC minor version: 1

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

 Commonly Used DatabaseMetaData Methods

Getting Database Server and Driver Info

 Listing All Databases - getCatalogs()

 Listing All Schemas - getSchemas()

 Listing All Tables - getTables()

 Listing All Culumns - getColumns()

 Listing All Stored Procedures - getProcedures()

 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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