Soumya Das Soumya Das - 7 months ago 12
Java Question

Derby embedded database 'APPDATA' folder not found, Trying to create OS X application .app

I am trying to create a Mac OS X application from java desktopos.jar, where my application .jar file using derby embedded database APPDATA. It creates problem when, I'm createing a Mac OS X application .app

Here is my connection method on java(Already working on .exe and setup-Windows & Linux)

public static Connection getdataconnet() {
Connection connect = null;
try {
Class.forName("org.apache.derby.jdbc.EmbeddedDriver");
connect = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:derby:APPDATA", "xxxx", "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx");
} catch (ClassNotFoundException ex) {
globalData.GlobalDataSetGet.OLD_USER = -1;
////JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "1"+ex);
} catch (SQLException ex) {
globalData.GlobalDataSetGet.OLD_USER = -1;
////JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "2"+ex);
}
return connect;
}


Mac OS X application architecture .app
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APPDATA not found by .jar after creating a Mac OS X application .app
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Using CWD..

Connection connect = null;
Path currentRelativePath = Paths.get("");
String s = currentRelativePath.toAbsolutePath().toString();
try {//DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:derby:"+System.getProperty("user.dir")+"/APPDATA", "#####", "#############");
connect = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:derby:"+s+"/APPDATA", "#####", "#############");

} catch (ClassNotFoundException ex) {
globalData.GlobalDataSetGet.OLD_USER = -1;
JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "1"+ex);
} catch (SQLException ex) {
globalData.GlobalDataSetGet.OLD_USER = -1;
JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "2"+ex);
}


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Need dev help,Thanks!

Answer

The JDBC Connection URL jdbc:derby:APPDATA says to look for the folder named APPDATA in the current working directory (CWD) of your application.

You need to figure out what your CWD is when your app is launched, perhaps by looking at the answers to this question: Getting the Current Working Directory in Java

Then either

  1. arrange to make your CWD be the place where APPDATA is stored, or
  2. allow the user to tell your app where APPDATA is stored and put that in your JDBC Connection URL.