Java DB (Derby) Network Server and JDBC Driver Info

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

If you want to know the Java DB 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: - (1853019)
Driver name: Apache Derby Network Client JDBC Driver
Driver version: - (1853019)
JDBC major version: 4
JDBC minor version: 2

The output confirms that Derby JDBC driver 10.15 supports JDBC 4.2

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) Introduction

 JDK (Java SE) Installation

 Installing and Running Java DB - Derby

Derby (Java DB) JDBC Driver

 Derby (Java DB) Driver Features

 Loading Derby JDBC Driver Classes

 Creating Connections to Java DB (Derby) Network Server

Java DB (Derby) Network Server and JDBC Driver Info

 Java DB (Derby) - Creating New Tables

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

 Java DB (Derby) - Running SELECT Queries

 Derby (Java DB) JDBC DataSource Objects

 Java DB (Derby) - DML Statements

 Java DB (Derby) - ResultSet Objects of Queries

 Java DB (Derby) - PreparedStatement

 MySQL Installation on Windows

 MySQL JDBC Driver (MySQL Connector/J)

 MySQL - PreparedStatement

 MySQL - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

 MySQL - JBDC CallableStatement

 MySQL CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 MySQL BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Oracle Express Edition Installation on Windows

 Oracle JDBC Drivers

 Oracle - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

 Oracle - PreparedStatement

 Oracle - JBDC CallableStatement

 Oracle CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 Oracle BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 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 Bridge Driver - MS Access

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS SQL Server

 Summary of JDBC Drivers and Database Servers

 Using Connection Pool with JDBC

 Archived Tutorials


 Full Version in PDF/EPUB