java.sql.DatabaseMetaData interface

Derby implements the java.sql.DatabaseMetaData interface.

For methods that take a catalog parameter, always specify null for this parameter, since Derby does not support catalogs. Similarly, methods that return a catalog in the ResultSet will always return null in that column.

The Derby implementation of the getColumns method returns an empty ResultSet if the table specified in the third argument is a SYNONYM. The method reports "YES" as the value of IS_AUTOINCREMENT if a column is generated.

The Derby implementation of the getResultSetHoldability method returns ResultSet.HOLD_CURSORS_OVER_COMMIT.

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java.sql.Driver interface
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java.sql.Statement interface
java.sql.CallableStatement interface
java.sql.PreparedStatement interface
java.sql.ResultSet interface
java.sql.ResultSetMetaData interface
java.sql.SQLException class
java.sql.SQLWarning class
java.sql.SQLXML interface
java.sql.Savepoint interface
Mapping of java.sql.Types to SQL types
Features supported on JDBC 4.1 and above
JDBC 4.2-only features
JDBC escape syntax