Creating Database Tables using a JDBC application

This article will discuss the process of Creating Database Tables using a JDBC application.


  • You need to have administrative authority such that you have available to you, both the username and the password.
  • The database that you will use should already be installed and functional.


  • The first step is to import the required packages. In this case, the java.sql.* has to be imported such that the JDBC classes can be used.
  • Next comes the registering of driver(s) to establish connections with the database.
  • Start the connection using the DriverManager.getConnection method.
  • To execute a query, you will first have to create an object of type Statement. This object will then perform the query request.
  • Once the query has been resolved, it is important to clean the environment by closing all the JDBC resources that were in use.

Example of Creating a Table

import java.sql.*;
public class JDBCExample
static final String JDBC_DRIVER = "com.mysql.jdbc.Driver";
static final String DB_URL = "jdbc:mysql://localhost/STUDENTS";
//  Database credentials
static final String USER = "username";
static final String PASS = "password";
public static void main(String[] args)
Connection conn = null;
Statement stmt = null;
Class.forName( "com.mysql.jdbc.Driver" );
System.out.println( "Connecting to a selected database..." );
conn = DriverManager.getConnection(DB_URL, USER, PASS);
System.out.println( "Connected database successfully..." );
System.out.println("Creating table in given database...");
stmt = conn.createStatement();
String sql = "CREATE TABLE REGISTRATION " + "(id INTEGER not NULL, " + " first VARCHAR(255), " + " last VARCHAR(255), " + " age INTEGER, " + " PRIMARY KEY ( id ))";
System.out.println( "Created table in given database..." );
}catch(SQLException se)
se.printStackTrace ();
}catch(Exception e)
e.printStackTrace ();
if(stmt!=null) conn.close();
}catch(SQLException se)
{ }
 if(conn!=null) conn.close();
}catch( SQLException se)
se.printStackTrace ();
System.out.println (" Goodbye! ");



C:\>java JDBCExample
Connecting to a selected database…
Connected database successfully…
Creating table in given database…
Created table in given database…

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