Derby (Java DB) Network Server and JDBC Driver Info

This section describes how to get some basic info about Derby (Java DB) and JDBC driver through the JDBC DatabaseMetaData object.

If you want to know the Derby database 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:

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import java.sql.*;
public class DerbyDatabaseInfo {
  public static void main(String [] args) {
    Connection con = null;
    try {
      con = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:derby://localhost/TestDB");

// 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());

    } catch (Exception e) {
      System.err.println("Exception: "+e.getMessage());

If you are using Java 9 or higher version, you compile and run your Java program in one command:

(on Windows)
herong> java -cp %DERBY_HOME%\lib\derbyclient.jar

(on Linux or macOS)
herong> java -cp $DERBY_HOME/lib/derbyclient.jar

So let's try it here to run the sample program using one the commands below depending which computer platform you are using:

herong> java -cp %DERBY_HOME%\lib\derbyclient.jar
herong> java -cp $DERBY_HOME/lib/derbyclient.jar

Server name: Apache Derby
Server version: - (1913217)
Driver name: Apache Derby Network Client JDBC Driver
Driver version: - (1913217)
JDBC major version: 4
JDBC minor version: 2

The output confirms that Derby JDBC driver 10.17 supports JDBC 4.2

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) Introduction

 JDK (Java SE) Installation

 Installing and Running Derby (Java DB)

Derby (Java DB) JDBC Driver

 Derby (Java DB) Driver Features

 Loading Derby JDBC Driver Classes

 Creating Connections to Derby (Java DB) Network Server

Derby (Java DB) Network Server and JDBC Driver Info

 Derby (Java DB) - Creating New Tables

 Derby (Java DB) - Inserting Data Rows to Existing Tables

 Derby (Java DB) - Running SELECT Queries

 Derby (Java DB) JDBC DataSource Objects

 Derby (Java DB) - DML Statements

 Derby (Java DB) - ResultSet Objects of Queries

 Derby (Java DB) - PreparedStatement

 Summary of JDBC Drivers and Database Servers

 Using Connection Pool with JDBC

 Archived Tutorials


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