On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 3:34 PM, Karl <karlkras@yahoo.com> wrote:
I'm working through a few tutorials using Netbeans and more then once the target table they are using is CUSTOMER out of the sample database, which in context appears to be available by default. I have no such table in my sample database upon derby installation.
Anyone know where this would come from?

What tutorials are you looking at?
Because indeed, derby doesn't come with a database called "sample".
See also: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-3654 
For the most part, the examples in the derby documentation referring to a "sample" database are of the sort common to SQL examples anywhere, so it's never been a hot issue for anyone.