Puce Puce - 5 months ago 30
Java Question

JUnit + Derby + Spring: drop in-memory db after every test

In my unit tests I autowired some DataSources, which use URLs like


to create an in-memory DBs.

To drop an in-memory Derby db you have to connect with:


I would like this to happen after every test and start with a fresh db. How can I do this using Spring?


How to shutdown Derby In Memory Database Properly

gave me a hint to a solution:

    mydb.drop.url = jdbc:derby:memory:mydb;drop=true


    <bean id="mydbDropUrl" class="java.lang.String">
    <constructor-arg value="${mydb.drop.url}" />


private String mydbDropUrl;        

public void tearDown() {
    try {
    } catch (SQLException e) {
        // ignore

A downside is the use of the String constructor which accepts a String (an immutable String object around an immutable String object). I read that there is a @Value annotation in Spring 3, which might help here, but I'm using Spring 2.5.

Please let me know if you have a nicer solution.