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From Thomas Dudziak <tom...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: NullPointerException creating a new platform instance using hsqld b
Date Thu, 16 Feb 2006 10:46:25 GMT
On 2/16/06, Christian.Eugster@kost.admin.ch
<Christian.Eugster@kost.admin.ch> wrote:

> I try to use an hsqldb database in my application. The following code throws
> a NullPointerException at the last line (>):
>
>         Class.forName( "org.hsqldb.jdbcDriver" );
>         org.hsqldb.jdbc.jdbcDataSource ds = new
> org.hsqldb.jdbc.jdbcDataSource();
>         ds.setDatabase(db.getName());
>         ds.setUser("sa");
>         ds.setPassword("");
> >       Platform platform = PlatformFactory.createNewPlatformInstance(ds,
> "sa", "");
>
> The hsqldb server ist running...
>
> The Exception:
>
> Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException
>         at
> org.apache.ddlutils.PlatformUtils.determineDatabaseType(PlatformUtils.java:2
> 48)

Since I've never used the Hsqldb DataSource (I always use DBCP with
Hsqldb), I can only guess here, but looking at the code, its either
that the data source does not return a connection (but does not throw
a SQL exception either as it is supposed to do), or that the
connection does not return a metadata object (and does not throw a SQL
exception either as it is supposed to do).
Either way, could you try this with DBCP instead of the Hsqldb data
source just to see whether it works then ?

Tom

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