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From "John H. Embretsen" <John.Embret...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Cannot Use DROP in ALTER Table in NetBeans 6.0.1 (Derby Integrated)
Date Fri, 02 May 2008 13:29:32 GMT
Some additional info regarding versions and Netbeans:

- The fact that NetBeans has been *tested with* a particular version of
Derby (or Java DB) does not mean that NetBeans *bundles* that version.

- NetBeans (6.0) itself does not bundle Java DB or Derby. However,
Glassfish and JDK 6 bundles Java DB, so your copy of the database
software may stem from either of these sources (which may come bundled
with NetBeans...).

- In addition to the method described by Rick, additional ways of
finding out which version of Derby or Java DB you are running may be
found here: http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/VersionInfo. The "driver and
server version (CLASSPATH)" section should be particularly suitable for
NetBeans users.

- If you need to upgrade your Derby / Java DB libraries, this can be
easily done in NetBeans context. You just have to point NetBeans to your
Derby / Java DB installation (unless you replace the installation
already installed). See http://www.netbeans.org/kb/60/ide/java-db.html
for some details.

Hope this helps,


Rick Hillegas wrote:
> Hi Dev,
> Your question seems to center on Netbeans configuration. You may get 
> better, faster answers if you pose these configuration questions to the 
> Netbeans lists. However, here is a crude way to figure out what version 
> of Derby you are using:
> Inside Netbeans, click through these menus:
>   Tools -> Java DB Database -> Settings
> This will pop up a window which describes your Derby configuration. In 
> particular, the "Java DB Installation" line will tell you where Netbeans 
> is looking for Derby software. Let's say that line tells you that Derby 
> is located at "/foo/bar/wibble". In a shell window, type the following 
> command:
> java -jar /foo/bar/wibble/lib/derbyrun.jar sysinfo
> This will print out information on the version of Derby which lives in 
> that installation.
> Hope this helps,
> -Rick
> Devang kamdar wrote:
>> Thanks for the response Rick.
>> I am not able to verify from the IDE.
>> However, I checked the release notes online for NetBeans and it says, 
>> under tested drivers
>> *Tested Drivers*
>> NetBeans IDE 6.0 has been tested with the following databases and 
>> drivers.
>> Driver
>> Version
>> Example URL
>> JavaDB     Derby <> 
>> |jdbc:derby://localhost:1527/sample| (Network)
>> Oracle     Oracle Database 10g Release 2 ( <>) 
>> |jdbc:oracle:thin:@//localhost:1521:ora9i|
>> PostgreSQL     8.2 Build 506 
>> |jdbc:postgresql://jbrave-pc1.sfbay.sun.com:5432/postgres 
>> <http://jbrave-pc1.sfbay.sun.com:5432/postgres>|
>> MySQL     MySQL Connector/J 5.0.7
>> Here is the link to NB Release notes:
>> http://www.netbeans.org/community/releases/60/relnotes.html#sql-db
>> Does this mean, its running <> version of 
>> Derby(Java DB)?
>> If I am not interpreting it correctly, is there a concrete way of 
>> checking, which version of Derby am I running?
>> Also, if I am running an older version that is not supporting the DROP 
>> command, is there a way, I can integrate the newer version of JAVA-DB 
>> in NB?
>> Cos NB is giving me a very easy and nice interface to work with Java 
>> DB and makes creating and populating tables much faster.
>> OR
>> as an alternative, are there any GUIs available to work with bare 
>> JAVA-DB database like toad?
>> Please let me know your suggestions.
>> Thanks
>> Dev.
>> On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 6:38 PM, Rick Hillegas 
>> <Richard.Hillegas@sun.com <mailto:Richard.Hillegas@sun.com>> wrote:
>>     Hi Dev,
>>     Do you know what version of Derby you are using with Netbeans?
>>     Column dropping and renaming were added to Derby in release
>> <>.
>>     Hope this helps,
>>     -Rick
>>     Devang kamdar wrote:
>>         Hi,
>>         I am trying to get started with Derby and Netbeans
>>         I am not able to use the DROP command.
>>         Getting following error in NetBeans (Derby Integrated)
>>         Error code -1, SQL state 42X01: Syntax error: Encountered
>>         "DROP" at line 2, column 1.
>>         Line 1, column 1
>>         Here is the SQL statement:
>>         Also, is there a way to rename a column?
>>         Right now I am trying to DROP it and ADD it again.
>>         I am just creating the DB, so there is no data at present and
>>         this seems reasonable work-around.
>>         But what if my DB is populated? If I Drop the column, I will
>>         loose all the data?
>>         Is there a viable alternative?
>>         Please let me know.
>>         Thanks
>>         Dev.

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