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What is DatabaseMetaData? Write an example code.


DatabaseMetaData is used to know which type of driver we are using and whether is it compatable or JDBC complaint or not. It is used to know all details about database provider as well.

package com.java2novice.jdbc;

import java.sql.Connection;
import java.sql.DatabaseMetaData;
import java.sql.DriverManager;
import java.sql.SQLException;

public class MyDatabaseMetadata {

	public static void main(String a[]){
		Connection con = null;
		try {
			con = DriverManager.
				getConnection("jdbc:oracle:thin:@<hostname>:<port num>:<DB name>"
			DatabaseMetaData dm = con.getMetaData();
		} catch (SQLException e) {
			// TODO Auto-generated catch block
		} finally{
			if(con != null){}
				try {
				} catch (SQLException e) {
					// TODO Auto-generated catch block
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