Apache Derby provides different types of tools to perform various operations.
These tools are mentioned below.
Let us see each Apache Derby Tool in detail.
1. sysinfo Tool
The Derby sysinfo tool is used to display information about your Java environment and your version of Derby on the console.
2. ij Tool
The Derby ij tool is a JDBC tool that can be used to run scripts or interactive queries against a Derby database.
In this example, we have started the “ij” tool and connected it with the database “exampleDB” which we created in the installation section. After that, we have used “show tables” to print all tables present under the “exampleDB” database.
ij> connect 'jdbc:derby:exampleDB';
ij> show tables;
3. dblook Tool
The Derby dblook utility is used to dumps all or parts of the DDL of a user-specified database to either a console or a file. The generated DDL can then be used for such things as recreating all or parts of a database, viewing a subset of the objects in a database (for example, those objects that pertain to specific tables and schemas), or documenting the schema of a database.
In this example, we will see that the “dblook” tool has given the DDL of table "APP"."HOTELAVAILABILITY" that is present under database “exampleDB”.
cloudduggu@ubuntu:~/derby$ ./bin/dblook -d jdbc:derby:exampleDB