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From nick negulescu <nick.negule...@gmail.com>
Subject How to recover from the DB not existing
Date Sun, 24 Sep 2006 08:09:14 GMT
I'm new to Derby and I'm trying to figure out how to load a database 
from a file if it doesn't already exist when loading the driver for the 
first time. I know I'm getting an SQLState of XJ004 and an ErrorCode of 
40000. This is code for when the application first starts up -- if the 
db doesn't exist -- let's create it unbeknownst to the user. What I 
would like to do is catch the exception. If the DB is not there, I want 
to create it, load it from the "bogus.SQL" text file and then try again:

        try {
            _conn = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:derby:bogusdb");
        catch (SQLException e){
             <if SQLState = XJ004; create db with 
             <load db schema from file "bogus.SQL">
             <try "DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:derby:bogusdb")" again>

Can anybody point me to the correct location in the documentation? I'm 
thinking that I'll need to load the file using IJ, but I'm not sure how 
to load the schema from a text file....

P.S. Great presentation Dan & Dave. I've been a list follower for a few 
months. I hadn't thought about to the memory stick idea: 

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