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help! Java desktop application database

 
Orson Visande
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what appropriate database should i download if I'm going to create a simple java desktop application ?? I'm new in Java.. please help me.. also i would you please help me on how to connect it.. I'm using Netbeans IDE 6.0.1..
 
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Welcome to JavaRanch.

The most commonly used all-Java DBs are HSQLDB and Derby. Both can run standalone as servers, or in-process with the application that uses them. I recommend HSQLDB, unless you have huge amounts of data.
[ April 06, 2008: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
 
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can you teach on how to connect on HSqlDb?? i already done research but im having hard time on this.. thanks a lot!
 
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What have you tried?

The HSQLDB documentation is rather extensive. In particular the sections on "Running HSQLDB" and "A First Connection Example" should be helpful.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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