Hi Bryan,

Thanks for your response.

I haven't written any code yet to implement this functionality, as I couldn't thought of a decent way to do this. I was mainly looking for a feature to initialize the target ResultSet from the source ResultSet and then updating the target one to save the data in one go. I wanted to avoid the mundane task of reading row-by-row from a source Resultset and then putting in the target ResultSet.

As it is a lot of data that needs to be transferred between tables, the idea of using the system procedures to export the data from the source table, and then importing it in the target table appears to be good one. I will definitely give it a try, and will post the code here if I encounter any error.

Thanks again for your reply.


--- On Sun, 25/4/10, Bryan Pendleton <bpendleton.derby@gmail.com> wrote:

From: Bryan Pendleton <bpendleton.derby@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Transfer data between tables that are located in different databases
To: "Derby Discussion" <derby-user@db.apache.org>
Date: Sunday, 25 April, 2010, 8:07 PM

> Could someone give me pointers on how to transfer data between two tables that are identical in structure, but located in different databases. This task needs to be accomplished through code.

A single program can certainly have multiple databases open. Each
java.sql.Connection object is tied to a single database, but you can
have several Connection objects, each pointing to a different database,
and switch back and forth between them in your program as you need to.

If it's a lot of data, you could run the export/import system procedures.
Export the data from the source table to a text file, then import it
to the target table.

If it's a small amount of data, you can open two connections in your
program, read the data from the source table, and insert the data
into the target table.

Depending on how generic your transfer code needs to be, you could
simply hard-code the names of columns and their data types in your code.
Or, you could use the DatabaseMetaData classes to determine the
column names at runtime and write a generic transfer routine.

Why don't you post the code you've tried so far, and the problems
you've encountered, and the community can then suggest solutions
to those problems.