Using the databaseName attribute

You can use a databaseName attribute on a database connection URL to specify the path name of the database to which you want to connect.


You can access read-only databases in jar or zip files by specifying jar as the subsubprotocol, like this:


Or, if the jar or zip file has been included in the classpath, like this:


The path separator in the path name is a forward slash (/), even in Windows path names. The path name cannot contain a colon (:), except for the colon after the drive name in a Windows path name. See Conventions for specifying the database path name for more information.

Related tasks
Shutting down Derby or an individual database
Creating and accessing a database
Providing a user name and password
Specifying attributes in a properties object