How do I create a table in database?

In this example you can see how to create a table in MySQL database. We create a table called books with the following fields, isbn, title, published_year and price. We start by creating a connection to the database a execute the create table query.

package org.kodejava.example.jdbc;

import java.sql.Connection;
import java.sql.DriverManager;
import java.sql.SQLException;
import java.sql.Statement;

public class CreateTableExample {
    private static final String URL = "jdbc:mysql://localhost/kodejava";
    private static final String USERNAME = "root";
    private static final String PASSWORD = "";

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        try (Connection connection =
                 DriverManager.getConnection(URL, USERNAME, PASSWORD)) {

            String sql = "CREATE TABLE books (" +
                "  isbn varchar(50) NOT NULL, " +
                "  title varchar(100) DEFAULT NULL, " +
                "  published_year int(11) DEFAULT NULL, " +
                "  price decimal(10,2) DEFAULT NULL, " +
                "  PRIMARY KEY (isbn) " +
                ")";

            Statement statement = connection.createStatement();
            statement.execute(sql);
        } catch (SQLException e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        }
    }
}

Maven dependencies

<!-- https://search.maven.org/remotecontent?filepath=mysql/mysql-connector-java/5.1.47/mysql-connector-java-5.1.47.jar -->
<dependency>
    <groupId>mysql</groupId>
    <artifactId>mysql-connector-java</artifactId>
    <version>5.1.47</version>
</dependency>

Wayan Saryada

Founder at Kode Java Org
I am a programmer, a runner, a recreational diver, currently live in the island of Bali, Indonesia. Mostly programming in Java, Spring Framework, Hibernate / JPA. You can support my works by donating here. Thank you 🙂.

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