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From "Bryan Pendleton (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-4622) Specify "database:" URL prefix in documentation
Date Wed, 21 Apr 2010 14:41:52 GMT

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Bryan Pendleton commented on DERBY-4622:

There's something funky about the leading C: in Windows file paths, and the Java URL syntax.

I seem to remember that you need extra slashes in the front, along the lines of


If indeed this works, we could put it in the docs somewhere.

> Specify "database:" URL prefix in documentation
> -----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DERBY-4622
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-4622
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Documentation
>            Reporter: Chris Dolan
>            Priority: Trivial
> The tutorial step titled "Activity 3: Run a JDBC program using the embedded driver" at
the following URL (http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/10.4/getstart/getstart-single.html#tgsactivity3_Setup)
recommends this syntax for specifying a directory-based datasource:
>   String connectionURL = "jdbc:derby:" + dbName + ";create=true";
> For Windows users who need to specify an absolute path to the database, this is a problem
because the connection interprets "c:/path/to/db" as non-existent protocol "c" and a database
name of "/path/to/db".  Better documentation would be explicitly specify the protocol:
>   String connectionURL = "jdbc:derby:directory:" + dbName + ";create=true";
> (this would have saved me about a day of troubleshooting...)

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