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Hello Everybody,

I'm using JDBC connection to drop the table. But it is giving me following error.
I have tested my code for " Select * from EMP " command on remote/local machines and it worked. Now why isn't  " drop table EMP " wouldn't work?  Is there any other way I can automate "drop table" functionality? I'm using IBM UDB. I wanted to use Command Line Processor (CLP) but the problem is all the commands should run in CLP. So I can say:

<    db2cmd db2 connect to sample  > but then it opens another window having db2 environment and now I would  direct my second command < db2 drop table emp  >



COM.ibm.db2.jdbc.DB2Exception: [IBM][JDBC Driver] CLI0637E  QUERY cannot be found.
      at COM.ibm.db2.jdbc.app.SQLExceptionGenerator.throwInvalidQueryError(Unknown Source)
      at COM.ibm.db2.jdbc.app.DB2Statement.executeQuery(Unknown Source)
      at com.ibm.db2tools.common.DB2QueryDatabase.db2QueryDatabase(DB2QueryDatabase.java:42)
      at tasks.QueryDB2.dropTable(QueryDB2.java:66)
      at tasks.QueryDB2.testMain(QueryDB2.java:88)
      at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
      at com.rational.test.ft.sys.FtReflection.invokeMethod2Ext(Unknown Source)
      at com.rational.test.ft.sys.FtReflection.invokeMethodExt(Unknown Source)
      at com.rational.test.ft.sys.FtReflection.invokeMethodExt(Unknown Source)
      at com.rational.test.ft.script.RationalTestScript.runMain(Unknown Source)
      at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
      at com.rational.test.ft.sys.FtReflection.invokeMethod2Ext(Unknown Source)
      at com.rational.test.ft.sys.FtReflection.invokeMethodExt(Unknown Source)
      at com.rational.test.ft.sys.FtReflection.invokeMethodExt(Unknown Source)
      at com.rational.test.ft.application.ScriptPlayback.runScript(Unknown Source)
      at com.rational.test.ft.application.ScriptPlayback.run(Unknown Source)
      at com.rational.test.ft.rational_ft.run(Unknown Source)
      at com.rational.test.ft.rational_ft.main(Unknown Source)
java.lang.NullPointerException


Thanks,
Paluindian
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I'm not familiar with the DB2 classes, but I did take a look at the API for java.sql. Executing a query implies that you are going to get a ResultSet return value. That's obviously not what you want with a Drop Table command.

Look in the API documentation and see if there is a method call execute which takes a String parameter. You should be able to drop and create tables through JDBC using that method.

Here is the URL for the JDBC APIs:

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/java/sql/package-summary.html

Good luck,

Dorothy
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Hi Dorothy,

Yes, you were correct. I was using :

Resultset rs = stmt.executeQuery(strQuery);

till now which was not correct. I searched and found out that I should use the follwoing :

stmt.executeUpdate(" drop table emp");

Now it is working,
Thanks for pointing out mistake,

Paluindian
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