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    I need to write an application to call a database file, which I can the user can then use to sort and search data. The database is located online and will be updated by a third party regularly. It is a .csv file, which should be viewable in Excel. I have some very basic programming experience from college but am largely unfamiliar with the current APIs and other tools that are available. I need to know in basic Java how to retrieve the data through an application. I am learning SQL and feel that I should be able to use that without any problem. However, I am kind of lost in forming the framework for my application. I have been using Netbeans and attempting to figure out how to accomplish my task using Derby, but without any success. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: How to call database???

    If your database is a CSV file and is supposed to serve as a common repository, you should consider using an SQL server - of course this depends upon the data - the power of SQL databases reside in their organization of data in a relational format. Should you choose this route, which database is up to you (mysql, postgreSQL, Oracle, Derby)...but suffice it to say these database can be accessed in java via JDBC:
    Trail: JDBC(TM) Database Access (The Java™ Tutorials)
    If you need to view the data via excel, you can use many sorts of methods - including jasper or Apache POI - to download the current data, however updating the data in this manner is more complex.

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    thanks - that's a good start!

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