Forum: Building VoltDB Applications

Post: create table in sqlcmd

create table in sqlcmd
Feb 5, 2014
Looks like we cant create tables directly form sqlcmd. Please let me know if there is any way.
Feb 5, 2014
This is correct. VoltDB manages its metadata through its catalog - a combination of your DDL and stored procedure byte code (if your app includes stored procedures). The catalog is documented:

There are a lot of learning resources online about VoltDB. In addition to the online documentation, you might be interested in Volt University ( and our growing collection of common developer oriented recipes ( There is also a very complete tutorial that walks through building an application (

I find taking 15 minutes or so to read the tutorial and to poke through the examples in the distribution is a great way to understand the basics of VoltDB.