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Hibernate: Creating new database using hibernate

Raj Purohit

Joined: Sep 26, 2007
Posts: 10
I am currently developing a admin console for my project. For that I am required to create databases and tables in that databases. I am using JavaServerFaces with Hibernate to achieve the task. My problem is that I can't find a way to create databases using hibernate. As I have read, I can certainly create tables in the (already created) database using SchemaExport utility, but I didn't find any material to create database using hibernate. Please help!!!
Mark Spritzler

Joined: Feb 05, 2001
Posts: 17260

Using SQLQuery objects you should be able to pass DDL statements through Hibernate to the database, or you can get the JDBC connection directly from your Session object, or just use straight JDBC.


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Angel J Gama
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Joined: Jun 28, 2007
Posts: 36
You're right Raj, Hibernate just creates tables over an existing database. If you need to create the database too, you should think on a work around, may be call a stored procedure from your DBA, do it manually or something like that.
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