Derby JDBC driver

Derby consists of both the database engine and an embedded JDBC driver. Applications use JDBC to interact with a database. Applications must load the driver in order to work with the database.

In an embedded environment, loading the driver also starts Derby.

In a Java application, you typically load the driver with the static Class.forName method or with the jdbc.drivers system property. For example:


For detailed information about loading the Derby JDBC driver, see "java.sql.Driver" in the Derby Reference Manual. See also javadoc for org.apache.derby.util.DriverUtil.

Related concepts
Derby JDBC database connection URL
Derby system
A Derby database
Connecting to databases
Working with the database connection URL attributes