If i start the derby database manually inside netbeans, my java desktop app works. if not, i get an sql 8001 reason code 4000 - connection refused. From the Apache docs, it seems that it should start automatically. I quote:
Load the Embedded JDBC Driver
The SimpleApp application loads the Derby Embedded JDBC driver and starts Derby up with this code:
i think i'm doing this...........my code is below. Anybody have any thoughts?
I suppose the problem is in your dbName. 'url' parameter in DriverManager.getConnection method should be of the form 'jdbc:subprotocol:subname', but in your case it is 'jdbc:subprotocol:something:something'.