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From Thomas Nielsen <Thomas.Niel...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Check for DB Existence on Start
Date Thu, 03 Jan 2008 15:05:51 GMT
Hi Magnus,

Check out this recent thread from the userlist. It should contain 
exactly what you need:


Magnus Prime wrote:
> Hi.
> I am fairly new to derby, but I am enjoying it so far.  What I want to 
> know, is there a way to connect to Derby, and check that the DB you want 
> to use exists, and if not, then go create it.
> I am using the embedded driver (in a Java program), and I know I can add 
> the ;create flag to the URL, but does that have any adverse effects if 
> the DB has already been created? 
> The end result of what i am trying to accomplish, is that the first time 
> the program is run, create the required DB and its tables/sample data, 
> and from then on, dont create it if it already exists.
> Thanks
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Thomas Nielsen

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