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Derby 10 Core Plug-in for Eclipse


The Apache Derby Core Plug-in for Eclipse allows the Derby jars to be available to the Eclipse platform through a standard plug-in.


This 'core' plug-in consists of all the Derby related jars and can be used in Eclipse projects for:

  • database application development
  • plug-in development with the Derby 'core' plug-in as its dependency


The Apache Derby Core Plug-in for Eclipse consists of a zip file containing the plugin. Information for the most recent version as of this writing is listed below.

Name Purpose Packaging
org.apache.derby.core_10.2.2 Contains derby.jar, derbynet.jar, derbytools.jar and derbyclient.jar derby_core_plugin_10.2.2.485682.zip

The UI plug-in

See the document, Using the 10 Core and 1.1 UI Derby plug-ins for complete information about compatibility between the 'Core' and 'UI' plug-ins.

Software Requirements

  • Java Development Kit
    • Sun JDK version 1.3.x or higher
    • IBM SDK version 1.3.x or higher
  • Eclipse from eclipse.org
    • Eclipse 3.1 M6 or higher
Note: Eclipse 3.0 is not supported


Download the Derby core plug-in zip from the Apache Derby site: http://db.apache.org/derby/derby_downloads.html. The plug-in is available for download from each Derby release download page.

After downloading, unzip the file to the Eclipse installation directory. The zip file will unpack to create a new subdirectory under the plugins directory of the Eclipse installation.

Launch Eclipse, if Eclipse was already running while unzipping the file, please re-start it.


More information on Apache Derby can be found at: http://db.apache.org/derby/

Last updated: January 4, 2007