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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2003

    Angry Unanswered: jdbc creating new database error mystifying

    Hello all,

    I am using Tomcat 5.0.9 and Mysql 4-0-14 which are running on a Sun/Solaris server. I have had both up and running for quite some time. I use databases to store information that is extracted to dynamically create a web app. To store/update/extract the information contained in these databases, there is an administration tool which serves this role. On one of the JSPs there is a form to create a new database which sends relevant data to a bean which handles the connections.

    To create a new database, I use JDBC to connect to a dummy database. The following code is what I use to do so:

    Connection connect =
    + "dummy" + "?user=" + userName +
    "&password=" + password);

    Statement stmt = connect.createStatement();
    String create = new String( "create database " +
    databaseName );
    stmt.execute( create );

    /* try connecting to the new database */
    connect = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:mysql:///"
    + databaseName + "?user=" + userName +
    "&password=" + password);

    stmt = connect.createStatement();

    /* create an empty database */
    String script = new String(
    "source/home/webapps/mysql/scripts/createTables.sql" );

    boolean check = stmt.execute( script );

    When the user requests a new database, error messages are displayed at the bottom of the page, and I get

    "You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'source /home/webapps/mysql/scripts/createTables.sql' at line 1"

    I know that there are no errors in the script, because I can use mysql -u root -p -D <<databaseName>> to connect
    and source the script and everything works fine.

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2003


    In my code, there *is* a space between source and the directory in the following statement.

    => String script = new String( "source /home/webapps/mysql/scripts/createTables.sql" );

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