Using the Derby tools and startup utilities

There are several tools and utilities that you might want to use as you begin to work with Derby.

The tools that are included with Derby are dblook, ij, and sysinfo. You can use the Derby scripts to start the Derby tools.

There are Derby utilities that are system procedures that you can call by using the ij tool. . For example, there are system procedures that you can use to import and export external files. Instructions on how to use these system procedures are included in the Derby Tools and Utilities Guide and the Derby Reference Manual.

The scripts that run these tools are in the DERBY_HOME/bin directory. These scripts also help you set up your classpath.

The scripts in DERBY_HOME/bin directory are setup to run in the embedded mode. To run these tools with the Network Server, use the following commands:

To show how to use the Derby scripts to launch the Derby tools, the examples in the Getting Started with Derby assume that you are using the embedded mode of the Derby database engine.

Related tasks
Setting up your environment