Java DatabaseMetaData getDatabaseProductName() method with example

JDBCJava 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

The getDatabaseProductName() method of the DatabaseMetaData interface returns the name of the underlying database in String format.

To know the name of the underlying database −

  • Make sure your database is up and running.

  • Register the driver using the registerDriver() method of the DriverManager class. Pass an object of the driver class corresponding to the underlying database.

  • Get the connection object using the getConnection() method of the DriverManager class. Pass the URL the database and, user name, password of a user in the database, as String variables.

  • Get the DatabaseMetaData object with respect to the current connection using the getMetaData() method of the Connection interface.

  • Finally get the product name of the database we have connected to using the getDatabaseProductName() method of the DatabaseMetaData interface .

Example

Following JDBC program establishes connection with the database, retrieves and prints the name of the underlying database.

import java.sql.Connection;
import java.sql.DatabaseMetaData;
import java.sql.DriverManager;
import java.sql.SQLException;
public class DatabaseMetaData_getDatabaseProductName {
   public static void main(String args[]) throws SQLException {
      //Registering the Driver
      DriverManager.registerDriver(new com.mysql.jdbc.Driver());
      //Getting the connection
      String mysqlUrl = "jdbc:mysql://localhost/mydatabase";
      Connection con = DriverManager.getConnection(mysqlUrl, "root", "password");
      System.out.println("Connection established......");
      //Retrieving the meta data object
      DatabaseMetaData metaData = con.getMetaData();
      //retrieving the name of the database
      String product_name = metaData.getDatabaseProductName();
      System.out.println("Name of the underlying database: "+product_name);
   }
}

Output

Connection established......
Name of the underlying database: MySQL
raja
Published on 09-May-2019 14:38:47
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