Starting ij using properties

You set ij properties in any of the following ways:

  1. by using the -D command on the command line
  2. by specifying a properties file using the -p propertyfile option on the command line
Remember: ij property names are case-sensitive, while commands are case-insensitive.

The following examples illustrate how to use ij properties:

To start ij by using a properties file called, use the following command:
java -p
To start ij with a maximumDisplayWidth of 1000:
java -Dij.maximumDisplayWidth=1000 
To start ij with an ij.protocol of jdbc:derby: and an ij.database of sample, use the following command:
java -Dij.protocol=jdbc:derby: -Dij.database=sample
To start ij with two named connections, using the ij.connection.connectionName property, use the following command:
java -Dij.connection.sample=jdbc:derby:sample 
To see a list of connection names and the URL's used to connect to them, use the following command: (If there is a connection that is currently active, it will show up with an * after its name.)
ij version 10.1
ij(HISTORY)> show connections;
HISTORY* -    jdbc:derby:History
SAMPLE -     jdbc:derby:sample
* = current connection
To start ij to connect to the Derby Network Server, you must specify the user and password attributes on the URL. For more information, see the Derby Server and Administration Guide.
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