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Jdbc ppt

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Jdbc ppt

  1. 1. By Rajan Shrivastava Wipro 1
  2. 2. •API for Java which defines how program canaccess a DB.•JDBC(TM) - developed by Sun Microsystems• Exploited an existing interface library (ODBC)• ODBC - Open Database Connectivity (C library)—standard Application Programming Interface forconnecting to db; independent of programminglanguages, db systems, OS• ODBC - C programmers DB interface, early 1990s
  3. 3. JDBC Drivers Client-side adaptors that convert Java program requests into a protocol that DBMS understands 4 types: 1. Type 1—JDBC-ODBC bridge 2. Type 2—Native API driver (converts JDBC calls to DBMS API) 3. Type 3—Network protocol driver—can connect JDBC to middleware-net server 4. Type 4—Driver-native protocol driver (converts JDBC calls directly to DBMS protocol)
  4. 4. Loading a DriverManager DriverManager provides DB interface methods & defines objects which can connect Java app to driver; it manages set of drivers program can use to connect to db; finds driver & runs it to connect to db Most Java programs use import to load a class With JDBC, usually load driver class at runtime: import java.lang.*; public static void main (String args[]) { try { // this loads & initialises the driver Class.forName("sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver"); // now connect to DB ... } catch (ClassNotFoundException e) { System.err.println(e.getMessage()); e.printStackTrace(); System.exit(1); } }
  5. 5. Making a JDBC-ODBC Database Connection import java.sql.*; Connection con; String URL = "jdbc:odbc:DataSource"; String Username = ""; String Password = ""; con = DriverManager.getConnection(URL,Username, Password); // make more calls to JDBC methods here... con.close(); ‘DataSource’ is a ‘logical name’ (not a real filename) Need to set DataSource = MyDatabase.mdb elsewhere Use ODBC Data Source Administrator for this...
  6. 6. Statement and ResultSet Objects Statement stmt = con.createStatement(); String sql = "SELECT * FROM Staff;"; ResultSet rs = stmt.executeQuery(sql); print_rs(rs); // shown later rs.close(); // free memory stmt.close(); Statement objects let you execute SQL queries: 3 types: Statement (simple, no parameters), Prepared Statement (precompiled queries), Callable Statement (execute call to db stored sql procedure) Can pass any legal SQL query to executeQuery() Here, rs holds the entire results table (Staff)...
  7. 7. ResultSets and Cursors The ResultSet object is a ‘container’ for the results of a query (table):  Each ResultSet contains:  Numbered Fields (columns)  Field names & types (metadata)  A Cursor (current row) •First cursor position is BEFORE FIRST ROW • Rows and columns COUNT FROM ONE •Move cursor via: rs.next(), previous(), first(), last(), relative(), absolute(), beforeFirst(), afterLast()
  8. 8. Type I Drivers Use bridging technology Requires installation/configuration on client machines Not good for Web e.g. ODBC Bridge Copyright © 1997 Alex Chaffee
  9. 9. Type II Drivers Native API drivers Requires installation/configuration on client machines Used to leverage existing CLI libraries Usually not thread-safe Mostly obsolete now e.g. Intersolv Oracle Driver, WebLogic drivers Copyright © 1997 Alex Chaffee
  10. 10. Type III Drivers Calls middleware server, usually on database host Very flexible -- allows access to multiple databases using one driver Only need to download one driver But it’s another server application to install and maintain e.g. Symantec DBAnywhere
  11. 11. Type IV Drivers 100% Pure Java -- the Holy Grail Use Java networking libraries to talk directly to database engines Only disadvantage: need to download a new driver for each database engine e.g. Oracle, mSQL

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