Database not found error when connecting to Derby network server


Question

I'm having problems initializing my javadb network server and setting a connection to it. It's a JavaFX program.

This is what I have so far:

try {
        Class.forName("org.apache.derby.jdbc.ClientDriver").newInstance();
        javadbserver = new NetworkServerControl();
        javadbserver.start(null);
    } catch (ClassNotFoundException e) {
        Logger.getLogger(MainGuiController.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        System.out.println("Where is your JavaDB embedded Driver?");
        return;
    }

    String dbName = "mydb";
    String dbUser = "auser";
    String dbPass = "password";

    PreparedStatement prepstmt;

    try {
        this.conn = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:derby://localhost:1527/mydb;user=auser;password=password");
        System.out.println("Went through!");
    } catch (SQLException ex) {
        Logger.getLogger(MainGuiController.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
    }

I always catch the second exception.

If I right click on the javadb service in netbeans and choose connect, everything runs smoothly. [Actually it'd be nice to know what code or program java runs in the background when I select that]

In my projects list under libraries I see derby.jar, derbyclient.jar and derbynet.jar

What am I doing wrong? Please help!

Here's the error I get

java.sql.SQLNonTransientConnectionException: The connection was refused because the database mydb was not found.
    at org.apache.derby.client.am.SQLExceptionFactory40.getSQLException(Unknown Source)
    at org.apache.derby.client.am.SqlException.getSQLException(Unknown Source)
    at org.apache.derby.jdbc.ClientDriver.connect(Unknown Source)
    at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(DriverManager.java:579)
    at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(DriverManager.java:243)
    at mydb.MainGuiController.initialize(MainGuiController.java:105)
    at javafx.fxml.FXMLLoader.load(FXMLLoader.java:2152)
    at javafx.fxml.FXMLLoader.load(FXMLLoader.java:2028)
    at mydb.mydb.start(mydb.java:37)
    at com.sun.javafx.application.LauncherImpl$5.run(LauncherImpl.java:319)
    at com.sun.javafx.application.PlatformImpl$5.run(PlatformImpl.java:215)
    at com.sun.javafx.application.PlatformImpl$4$1.run(PlatformImpl.java:179)
    at com.sun.javafx.application.PlatformImpl$4$1.run(PlatformImpl.java:176)
    at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
    at com.sun.javafx.application.PlatformImpl$4.run(PlatformImpl.java:176)
    at com.sun.glass.ui.win.WinApplication._runLoop(Native Method)
    at com.sun.glass.ui.win.WinApplication.access$100(WinApplication.java:29)
    at com.sun.glass.ui.win.WinApplication$3$1.run(WinApplication.java:73)
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:722)
Caused by: org.apache.derby.client.am.DisconnectException: The connection was refused because the database mydb was not found.
    at org.apache.derby.client.net.NetConnectionReply.parseRDBNFNRM(Unknown Source)
    at org.apache.derby.client.net.NetConnectionReply.parseAccessRdbError(Unknown Source)
    at org.apache.derby.client.net.NetConnectionReply.parseACCRDBreply(Unknown Source)
    at org.apache.derby.client.net.NetConnectionReply.readAccessDatabase(Unknown Source)
    at org.apache.derby.client.net.NetConnection.readSecurityCheckAndAccessRdb(Unknown Source)
    at org.apache.derby.client.net.NetConnection.flowSecurityCheckAndAccessRdb(Unknown Source)
    at org.apache.derby.client.net.NetConnection.flowUSRIDPWDconnect(Unknown Source)
    at org.apache.derby.client.net.NetConnection.flowConnect(Unknown Source)
    at org.apache.derby.client.net.NetConnection.<init>(Unknown Source)
    at org.apache.derby.client.net.NetConnection40.<init>(Unknown Source)
    at org.apache.derby.client.net.ClientJDBCObjectFactoryImpl40.newNetConnection(Unknown Source)
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5
6/29/2013 5:24:47 PM

Accepted Answer

By the JDBC url, it's looks like you're trying to connect to a Derby server vs. an embedded instance. If you are trying to connect to a server instance, here are some considerations:

  • did you start the server yourself, did mydb already exists?
  • if not, did you pass in the correct params to create (e.g. ;create=true) example: jdbc:derby://localhost:1527/dbname;create=true
  • if mydb did exists, are you pointing the server to the correct location?
    • also, depending on what was used to start derby (e.g. embedded vs network driver) default database locations are different as well. You can read about it here

Basically the exception you're getting is that Derby's saying it can't find your database - it's basically a path issue.

8
6/29/2013 1:30:44 AM

If you're using netbeans, you should fix this by going into the connection properties and adding a property. Under "property" type "create" and under "value" type "true".


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