Typographical conventions

This documentation uses some typographical conventions to highlight elements of the SQL language, operating system commands, and the Java programming language.

Table 1. Derby typographical conventions
Usage Typeface Examples
New terms Italic defined by keys
File and directory names Italic C:\derby
Dictionary objects Italic The Employees table
In syntax, items that you do not type exactly as they appear, but replace with the appropriate name Italic CREATE TABLE tableName
SQL examples Bold and/or fixed-width SELECT city_name FROM Cities
Java application examples Bold and/or fixed-width Connection conn = DriverManager.getConnection ("jdbc:derby:Sample")
Things you type in a command prompt Bold and/or fixed-width java org.apache.derby.tools.ij
Comments within examples Bold and/or fixed-width --This line ignored
SQL keywords (commands) All caps You can use a CREATE TABLE statement