JDBC-ODBC - CREATE TABLE in Flat Text Files

This section describes how to run CREATE TABLE statement with the ODBC flat text file driver.

With my DSN, HY_FLAT, connected to an empty directory, I want to try to create a table through JDBC-ODBC to see if the ODBC driver will create a file or not. Here is my test Java program:

/* OdbcFlatCreateTable.java
 * Copyright (c) HerongYang.com. All Rights Reserved.
 */
import java.sql.*;
public class OdbcFlatCreateTable {
  public static void main(String [] args) {
    Connection con = null;
    try {
      Class.forName("sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver");
      con = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:odbc:HY_FLAT");

// Creating a database table
      Statement sta = con.createStatement();
      int count = sta.executeUpdate(
        "CREATE TABLE User (UserID INT, FirstName VARCHAR(20),"
        + " LastName VARCHAR(20), BirthDate Date)");
      System.out.println("Table created.");
      sta.close();

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

The above program gave me an exception:

herong> progra~1\java\jdk1.7.0_45\bin\javac
   OdbcFlatCreateTable.java

herong> progra~1\java\jdk1.7.0_45\bin\java OdbcFlatCreateTable

Exception: [Microsoft][ODBC Text Driver] Cannot modify the design
of table 'User'.  It is in a read-only database.

Ok. Microsoft ODBC Text Driver only manages flat text files as a read-only database.

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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