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  1. 1. CONTENTS 1.Abstract 2.Introduction 3.Literature Survey 4.Functionality 5.Advantages 6.Disadvantages 7.Further Enhancements 8.Design Implementation 9.Reference 10.Conclusion 1
  2. 2. Abstract: JDBCT is a JavaT API for executing SQL statements. (As a point of interest, JDBC is a trademarked name and is not an acronym; nevertheless, JDBC is often thought of as standing for "Java Database Connectivity".) It consists of a set of classes and interfaces written in the Java programming language. JDBC provides a standard API for tool/database developers and makes it possible to write database applications using a pure Java API. Using JDBC, it is easy to send SQL statements to virtually any relational database. In other words, with the JDBC API, it isn't necessary to write one program to access a Sybase database, another program to access an Oracle database, another program to access an Informix database, and so on. One can write a single program using the JDBC API, and the program will be able to send SQL statements to the appropriate database. And, with an application written in the Java programming language, one also doesn't have to worry about writing different applications to run on different platforms. The combination of Java and JDBC lets a programmer write it once and run it anywhere. JDBC is a Java-based data access technology (Java Standard Edition platform) from Oracle Corporation. This technology is an API for the java programming language that defines how a client may access a database. It provides methods for querying and updating data in a database. JDBC is oriented towards relational databases. A JDBC-to-ODBC bridge enables connections to any ODBC-accessible data source in the JVM host environment. Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) API is the industry standard for databaseindependent connectivity between the Java programming language and a wide range of databases – SQL databases and other tabular data sources, such as spreadsheets or flat files. The JDBC API provides a call-level API for SQL-based database access. 2
  3. 3. Introduction of Java Database Connectivity JDBC - Java Database Connectivity. JDBC provides API or Protocol to interact with different databases. With the help of JDBC driver we can connect with different types of databases. Driver is must needed for connection establishment with any database. A driver works as an interface between the client and a database server. JDBC have so many classes and interfaces that allow a java application to send request made by user to any specific DBMS(Data Base Management System). JDBC supports a wide level of portability. JDBC provides interfaces that are compatible with java application. components and specification of JDBC: 3
  4. 4. Components of JDBC: JDBC has four main components as under and with the help of these components java application can connect with database. The JDBC API - it provides various methods and interfaces for easy communication with database. The JDBC DriverManager - it loads database specific drivers in an application to establish connection with database. The JDBC test suite - it will be used to test an operation being performed by JDBC drivers. The JDBC-ODBC bridge - it connects database drivers to the database. JDBC Specification: Different version of JDBC has different specification as under. JDBC 1.0 - it provides basic functionality of JDBC JDBC 2.0 - it provides JDBC API(JDBC 2.0 Core API and JDBC 2.0 Optional Package API). JDBC 3.0 - it provides classes and interfaces in two packages(java.sql and javax.sql). JDBC 4.0 - it provides so many extra features like Auto loading of the driver interface. Connection management ROWID data type support. Enhanced support for large object like BLOB(Binary Large Object) and CLOB(Character Large Object). -----What Does JDBC Do? Simply put, JDBC makes it possible to do three things: 1. establish a connection with a database 2. send SQL statements 3. process the results. 4
  5. 5. JavaSoft provides three JDBC product components as part of the Java Developer's Kit (JDK): 1. . the JDBC driver manager, 2. . the JDBC driver test suite, and 3. . the JDBC-ODBC bridge. The JDBC driver manager is the backbone of the JDB architecture. It actually is quite small and simple; its primary function is to connect Java applications to the correct JDBC driver and then get out of the way JDBC Architecture: As we all know now that driver is required to communicate with database. JDBC API provides classes and interfaces to handle request made by user and response made by database. Some of the important JDBC API are as under. DriverManager Driver Connection Statement PreparedStatement CallableStatement ResultSet DatabaseMetaData ResultSetMetaData Here The DriverManager plays an important role in JDBC architecture. It uses some database specific drivers to communicate our J2EE application to database. 5
  6. 6. As per the diagram first of all we have to program our application with JDBC API. With the help of DriverManager class than we connect to a specific database with the help of spcific database driver. Java drivers require some library to communicate with the database. 6
  7. 7. We have four different types of java drivers. We will learn all that four drivers with architecture in next chapter. Some drivers are pure java drivers and some are partial. So with this kind of JDBC architecture we can communicate with specific database. ----JDBC Drivers: JDBC Driver Types: There are four categories of drivers by which developer can apply a connection between Client (The JAVA application or an applet) to a DBMS. (1) Type 1 Driver : JDBC-ODBC Bridge. (2) Type 2 Driver : Native-API Driver (Partly Java driver). (3) Type 3 Driver : Network-Protocol Driver (Pure Java driver for database Middleware). (4) Type 4 Driver : Native-Protocol Driver (Pure Java driver directly connected to database). (1) Type 1 Driver: JDBC-ODBC Bridge :The JDBC type 1 driver which is also known as a JDBC-ODBC Bridge is a convert JDBC methods into ODBC function calls. SunprovidesDBC-ODBCBridgedriverby “sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver”. The driver is a platform dependent because it uses ODBC which is depends on native libraries of the operating system and also the driver needs other installation for example, ODBC must be installed on the computer and the database must support ODBC driver. Type 1 is the simplest compare to all other driver but it’s a platform specific i.e. only on Microsoft platform. For type-1 we create the DSN name. Steps for DSN: 7
  8. 8. 1. Start 2. Control panel 3. Administrator tools 4. Data source odbc 5. System dsn 6. Add 7. Microsoft oracle for odbc 8. Finish 9. ora The JDBC-ODBC Bridge is use only when there is no PURE-JAVA driver available for a particular database. The driver is a platform dependent because it uses ODBC which is depends on native libraries of the operating system and also the driver needs other installation for example, ODBC must be installed on the computer and the database must support ODBC driver. Java DB is Oracle's supported distribution of the open source Apache Derby database. Its ease of use, standards compliance, full feature set, and small footprint make it the ideal database for Java developers. Java DB is written in the Java programming language, providing "write once, run anywhere" portability. It can be embedded in Java applications, requiring zero administration by the developer or user. It can also be used in client server mode. Java DB is fully transactional and provides a standard SQL interface. The JDBC driver manager is the backbone of the JDB architecture. It actually is quite small and simple; its primary function is to connect Java applications to the correct JDBC driver and then get out of the way 8
  9. 9. Architecture Diagram: Process: Java Application → JDBC APIs → JDBC Driver Manager → Type 1 Driver → ODBC Driver → Database library APIs → Database Advantage: (1) Connect to almost any database on any system, for which ODBC driver is installed. (2) It’s an easy for installation as well as easy(simplest) to use as compare the all other driver. Disadvantage: (1) The ODBC Driver needs to be installed on the client machine. 9
  10. 10. (2) It’s a not a purely platform independent because its use ODBC which is depends on native libraries of the operating system on client machine. (3) Not suitable for applets because the ODBC driver needs to be installed on the client machine. (2) Type 2 Driver: Native-API Driver (Partly Java driver) :The JDBC type 2 driver is uses the libraries of the database which is available at client side and this driver converts the JDBC method calls into native calls of the database so this driver is also known as a Native-API driver. Architecture Diagram : Process: Java Application → JDBC APIs → JDBC Driver Manager → Type 2 Driver → Vendor Client Database library APIs → Database 10
  11. 11. Advantage: (1) There is no implantation of JDBC-ODBC Bridge so it’s faster than a type 1 driver; hence the performance is better as compare the type 1 driver (JDBC-ODBC Bridge). Disadvantage: (1) On the client machine require the extra installation because this driver uses the vendor client libraries. (2) The Client side software needed so cannot use such type of driver in the web-based application. (3) Not all databases have the client side library. (4) This driver supports all JAVA applications except applets. (3) Type 3 Driver: Network-Protocol Driver (Pure Java driver for database Middleware) :The JDBC type 3 driver uses the middle tier(application server) between the calling program and the database and this middle tier converts JDBC method calls into the vendor specific database protocol and the same driver can be used for multiple databases also so it’s also known as a Network-Protocol driver as well as a JAVA driver for database middleware. Architecture Diagram: 11
  12. 12. Process: Java Application → JDBC APIs → JDBC Driver Manager → Type 3 Driver → Middleware (Server)→ any Database Advantage: (1) There is no need for the vendor database library on the client machine because the middleware is database independent and it communicates with client. (2) Type 3 driver can be used in any web application as well as on internet also because there is no any software require at client side. (3) A single driver can handle any database at client side so there is no need a separate driver for each database. (4) The middleware server can also provide the typical services such as connections, auditing, load balancing, logging etc. Disadvantage: (1) An Extra layer added, may be time consuming. (2) At the middleware develop the database specific coding, may be increase complexity. (4) Type 4 Driver: Native-Protocol Driver (Pure Java driver directly connected to database) :The JDBC type 4 driver converts JDBC method calls directly into the vendor specific database protocol and in between do not need to be converted any other formatted system so this is the fastest way to communicate quires to DBMS and it is completely written in JAVA because of that this is also known as the “direct to database Pure JAVA driver”. If we are using type-4 driver in oracle then we need to add jar file to the class path because it was given by third party. 12
  13. 13. Architecture Diagram: Process: Java Application → JDBC APIs → JDBC Driver Manager → Type 4 Driver (Pure JAVA Driver) → Database Server 13
  14. 14. Advantage: (1) It’s a 100% pure JAVA Driver so it’s a platform independence. (2) No translation or middleware layers are used so consider as a faster than other drivers. (3) The all process of the application-to-database connection can manage by JVM so the debugging is also managed easily. Disadvantage: (1)There is a separate driver needed for each database at the client side. (2) Drivers are Database dependent, as different database vendors use different network protocols. JDBC APIs: If any java application or an applet wants to connect with a database then there are various classes and interfaces available in java.sql package. Depending on the requirements these classes and interfaces can be used. Some of them are list out the below which are used to perform the various tasks with database as well as for connection. Class or Interface Description Java.sql.Connection Create a connection with specific database Java.sql.DriverManager The task of DriverManager is to manage the database driver Java.sql.Statement It executes SQL statements for particular connection and retrieve the results Java.sql.PreparedStatement It allows the programmer to create prepared SQL statements Java.sql.CallableStatement It executes stored procedures 14
  15. 15. Java.sql.ResultSet This interface provides methods to get result row by row generated by SELECT statements The Connection interface: The Connection interface used to connect java application with particular database. After crating the connection with database we can execute SQL statements for that particular connection using object of Connection and retrieve the results. The interface has few methods that makes changes to the database temporary or permanently. The some methods are as given below. Method Description void close() This method frees an object of type Connection from database and other JDBC resources. void commit() This method makes all the changes made since the last commit or rollback permanent. It throws SQLExeception. Statement createStatement() This method creates an object of type Statement for sending SQL statements to the database. It throws SQLExeception. boolean isClosed() Return true if the connection is close else return false. CallableStatement prepareCall(String s) This method creates an object of type CallableStatement for calling the stored procedures from database. It throws SQLExeception. 15
  16. 16. This method creates an object of type PreparedStatement prepareStatement(String PrepareStatement for sending dynamic (with or s) without IN parameter) SQL statements to the database. It throws SQLExeception. This method undoes all changes made to the database. void rollback() Statement Interface: The Statement interface is used for to execute a static query. It’s a very simple and easy so it also calls a “Simple Statement”. The statement interface has several methods for execute the SQL statements and also get the appropriate result as per the query sent to the database. Some of the most common methods are as given below Method Description void close() This method frees an object of type Statement from database and other JDBC resources. boolean execute(String s) This method executes the SQL statement specified by s. The getResultSet() method is used to retrieve the result. ResultSet getResultet() This method retrieves the ResultSet that is generated by the execute() method. ResultSet executeQuery(String s) This method is used to execute the SQL statement specified by s and returns the object of type ResultSet. 16
  17. 17. int getMaxRows() This method returns the maximum number of rows those are generated by the executeQuery() method. Int executeUpdate(String s) This method executes the SQL statement specified by s. The SQL statement may be a SQL insert, update and delete statement. The Prepared Statement Interface: The Prepared Statement interface is used to execute a dynamic query (parameterized SQL statement) with IN parameter. IN Parameter:In some situation where we need to pass different values to an query then such values can be specified as a “?” in the query and the actual values can be passed using the setXXX() method at the time of execution. Syntax : setXXX(integer data ,XXX value); Where XXX means a data type as per the value we want to pass in the query. For example, String query = "Select * from Data where ID = ? and Name = ? "; PreparedStatement ps = con.prepareStatement(query); ps.setInt(1, 1); ps.setString(2, "Ashutosh Abhangi"); The Prepared statement interface has several methods to execute the parameterized SQL statements and retrieve appropriate result as per the query sent to the database. Some of the most common methods are as given below 17
  18. 18. Method Description void close() This method frees an object of type Prepared Statement from database and other JDBC resources. boolean execute() This method executes the dynamic query in the object of type Prepared Statement.The getResult() method is used to retrieve the result. ResultSet executeQuery() This method is used to execute the dynamic query in the object of type Prepared Statement and returns the object of type ResultSet. Int executeUpdate() This method executes the SQL statement in the object of type Prepared Statement. The SQL statement may be a SQL insert, update and delete statement. ResultSetMetaData getMetaData() The ResultSetMetaData means a deta about the data of ResultSet.This method retrieves an object of type ResultSetMetaData that contains information about the columns of the ResultSet object that will be return when a query is execute. int getMaxRows() This method returns the maximum number of rows those are generated by the executeQuery() method. - 18
  19. 19. Literature Survey Sun Microsystems released JDBC as part of JDK1.1 on February 19, 1997.It has since formed part of the Java Standard Edition.The JDBC classes are contained in the Java package java.sql and javax.sql. Starting with version 3.1, JDBC has been developed under the Java Community Process. JSR 54 specifies JDBC 3.0 (included in J2SE 1.4), JSR 114 specifies the JDBC Rowset additions, and JSR 221 is the specification of JDBC 4.0 (included in Java SE 6).The latest version, JDBC 4.1, is specified by a maintenance release of JSR 221] and is included in Java SE 7. We can store our data permanently by using file concept. If we are using file concept we have some drawbacks. 1. If we want to use file concept we need to know IO package 2. It can store small amount of data,insering deleting updating in files it takes more time. 3. It doesn’t support query language. 4. To overcome all those problems we go for database softwares. In database s/w the data will be stored permanently. It supports query lang and takes less time for insertion,deletion,updation,retrieve. Some of the database s/w are 1. Oracle 2. Mysql 3. Sqlserver 4. Db2. Now by using our javacode if we want to connect to database we are considered the jdbc. The JDBC API is the industry standard for database-independent connectivity between the Java programming language and a wide range of databases. The JDBC API provides a call-level API for SQL-based database access. JDBC technology allows you to use the Java programming language to exploit "Write Once, Run Anywhere" capabilities for applications that require access to enterprise data. 19
  20. 20. Functionality JDBC allows multiple implementations to exist and be used by the same application. The API provides a mechanism for dynamically loading the correct Java packages and registering them with the JDBC Driver Manager. The Driver Manager is used as a connection factory for creating JDBC connections. JDBC connections support creating and executing statements. These may be update statements such as SQL's CREATE, INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE, or they may be query statements such as SELECT. Additionally, stored procedures may be invoked through a JDBC connection. JDBC represents statements using one of the following classes: • Statement – the statement is sent to the database server each and every time. • PreparedStatement – the statement is cached and then the execution path is pre- • determined on the database server allowing it to be executed multiple times in an efficient manner. CallableStatement – used for executing stored procedures on the database. Update statements such as INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE return an update count that indicates how many rows were affected in the database. These statements do not return any other information. Query statements return a JDBC row result set. The row result set is used to walk over the result set. Individual columns in a row are retrieved either by name or by column number. There may be any number of rows in the result set. The row result set has metadata that describes the names of the columns and their types. There is an extension to the basic JDBC API in the javax.sql JDBC connections are often managed via a connection pool rather than obtained directly from the driver. The method Class.forName(String) is used to load the JDBC driver class. The line below causes the JDBC driver from some jdbc vendor to be loaded into the application. (Some JVMs also require the class to be instantiated with .newInstance().) Class.forName( "com.somejdbcvendor.TheirJdbcDriver" ); 20
  21. 21. In JDBC 4.0, it is no longer necessary to explicitly load JDBC drivers using Class.forName(). See JDBC 4.0 Enhancements in Java SE 6. When a Driver class is loaded, it creates an instance of itself and registers it with the DriverManager. This can be done by including the needed code in the driver class's static block. E.g., DriverManager.registerDriver(Driver driver) Now when a connection is needed, one of the DriverManager.getConnection() methods is used to create a JDBC connection. Connection conn = DriverManager.getConnection( "jdbc:somejdbcvendor:other data needed by some jdbc vendor", "myLogin", "myPassword" ); try { /* you use the connection here */ } finally { //It's important to close the connection when you are done with it try { conn.close(); } catch (Throwable ignore) { /* Propagate the original exception instead of this one that you may want just logged */ } } Using Java's try-with-resources statement will make the above code cleaner: try (Connection conn = DriverManager.getConnection( "jdbc:somejdbcvendor:other data needed by some jdbc vendor", "myLogin", "myPassword" ) ) { /* you use the connection here */ } // the VM will take care of closing the connection The URL used is dependent upon the particular JDBC driver. It will always begin with the "jdbc:" protocol, but the rest is up to the particular vendor. Once a connection is established, a statement can be created. try (Statement stmt = conn.createStatement()) { stmt.executeUpdate( "INSERT INTO MyTable( name ) VALUES ( 'my name' ) " ); } Note that Connections, Statements, and ResultSets often tie up operating system resources such as sockets or file descriptors. In the case of Connections to remote database servers, further resources are tied up on the server, e.g., cursors for currently open ResultSets. It is vital to close() any JDBC object as soon as it has played its part; garbage collection should not be relied upon. Forgetting toclose() things properly 21
  22. 22. results in spurious errors and misbehaviour. The above try-with-resources construct is a recommended[by whom?]code pattern to use with JDBC objects. Data is retrieved from the database using a database query mechanism. The example below shows creating a statement and executing a query. try (Statement stmt = conn.createStatement(); ResultSet rs = stmt.executeQuery( "SELECT * FROM MyTable" ) ){ while ( ) { int numColumns = rs.getMetaData().getColumnCount(); for ( int i = 1 ; i <= numColumns ; i++ ) { // Column numbers start at 1. // Also there are many methods on the result set to return // the column as a particular type. Refer to the Sun documentation // for the list of valid conversions. System.out.println( "COLUMN " + i + " = " + rs.getObject(i) ); } } } Typically, however, it would be rare for a seasoned Java programmer to code in such a fashion. The usual practice would be to abstract the database logic into an entirely different class and to pass preprocessed strings (perhaps derived themselves from a further abstracted class) containing SQL statements and the connection to the required methods. Abstracting the data model from the application code makes it more likely that changes to the application and data model can be made independently. An example of a PreparedStatement query, using conn and class from first example. try (PreparedStatement ps = conn.prepareStatement( "SELECT i.*, j.* FROM Omega i, Zappa j WHERE = ? AND j.num = ?" ) ){ // In the SQL statement being prepared, each question mark is a placeholder // that must be replaced with a value you provide through a "set" method invocation. // The following two method calls replace the two placeholders; the first is // replaced by a string value, and the second by an integer value. ps.setString(1, "Poor Yorick"); ps.setInt(2, 8008); // The ResultSet, rs, conveys the result of executing the SQL statement. // Each time you call, an internal row pointer, or cursor, // is advanced to the next row of the result. The cursor initially is // positioned before the first row. 22
  23. 23. try (ResultSet rs = ps.executeQuery()) { while ( ) { int numColumns = rs.getMetaData().getColumnCount(); for ( int i = 1 ; i <= numColumns ; i++ ) { // Column numbers start at 1. // Also there are many methods on the result set to return // the column as a particular type. Refer to the Sun documentation // for the list of valid conversions. System.out.println( "COLUMN " + i + " = " + rs.getObject(i) ); } // for } // while } // try } // try If a database operation fails, JDBC raises an SQLException. There is typically very little one can do to recover from such an error, apart from logging it with as much detail as possible. It is recommended that the SQLException be translated into an application domain exception (an unchecked one) that eventually results in a transaction rollback and a notification to the user. An example of a database transaction: boolean autoCommitDefault = conn.getAutoCommit(); try { conn.setAutoCommit(false); /* You execute statements against conn here transactionally */ conn.commit(); } catch (Throwable e) { try { conn.rollback(); } catch (Throwable ignore) {} throw e; } finally { try { conn.setAutoCommit(autoCommitDefault); } catch (Throwable ignore) {} } 23
  24. 24. JDBC example with access: To connect java application to access database we must have at least one database created in access. Steps to create a database in MS-Access: (1) Open Microsoft Office Access. (2) Click on Blank Database. (3) Type an appropriate name of database in File Name: box for example, HOD_DATA and click on Create Button. (4) Create appropriate field name in table and value as per the field. EX.: The following was the example showing in ms access. 24
  25. 25. (5) Right click on Table1 and select Save. Type the name of Table for example, DATA and click on OK button. (6) Close the Table by right clicking on DATA and select Close. and Exit from Database (7) Move this database to the appropriate drive where you want. Now lets create TYPE 1 driver program for JDBC with access. import java.sql.Connection; import java.sql.DriverManager; import java.sql.ResultSet; import java.sql.Statement; public class Type_One { public static void main(String[] args) { 25
  26. 26. try { Class.forName("sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver"); //Load Driver Connection con = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:odbc:HOD_DATA"); //Create Connection with Data Source Name : HOD_DATA Statement s = con.createStatement(); // Create Statement String query = "select * from Data"; // Create Query s.execute(query); // Execute Query ResultSet rs = s.getResultSet(); //return the data from Statement into ResultSet while( // Retrieve data from ResultSet { System.out.print("Serial number : "+rs.getString(1)); //1st column of Table from database System.out.print(" , Name : "+rs.getString(2)); //2nd column of Table System.out.print(" , City : "+rs.getString(3)); //3rd column of Table System.out.println(" and Age : "+rs.getString(4)); //4th column of Table } s.close(); con.close(); } catch (Exception e) { System.out.println("Exception : "+e); } } } Output: Serial number : 1 , Name : Ashutosh Abhangi , City : Dhoraji and Age : 27 Serial number : 2 , Name : Kamal Kotecha , City : Junagadh and Age : 24 Example: Question: inserting the values in to the database(oracle) using type-1 driver import java.sql.*; class Oracle3 { 26
  27. 27. public static void main(String args[]) { try { Class.forName("sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver"); Connection cn=DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:odbc:ora","yamuna","sarasa"); System.out.println("established connection"); Statement stmt=cn.createStatement(); int id=10; String s1="ramesh"; String s2="hyd"; String qry="insert in to employes values("+id+",'"+s1+"','"+s2+"')"; int i=stmt.executeUpdate(qry); if(i>0) { System.out.println("inserted"); } stmt.close(); cn.close(); } catch(Exception e) { System.out.println(e); } 27
  28. 28. } } To execute a query, call an execute method from Statement such as the following: • • • • execute: Returns true if the first object that the query returns is a ResultSet object. Use this method if the query could return one or more ResultSet objects. Retrieve the ResultSet objects returned from the query by repeatedly calling Statement.getResultSet. executeQuery: Returns one ResultSet object. executeUpdate: Returns an integer representing the number of rows affected by the SQL statement. Use this method if you are using INSERT, DELETE, or UPDATESQL statements. Jdbc with Servlets and jsp’s Java Servlets, or simply servlets are a set of Java classes that can be used and extended for Web server-side programming provided the Web server supports Java servlets. Basically, the programmer specifies which servlet is to be used to process which request or which type of requests from client. Thus, when a request is received by the Web server, the Web server finds the proper servlet for the request. For example, in an HTML form, its action clause can explicity specify which servlet be invoked to process the data submitted through the form. JDBC is an application programming interface (JDBC API) that defines a set of standard operations for interacting with relational database management systems (DBMSs). The DBMSs may be located on a remote machine connected to the Internet. In order to access 28
  29. 29. a database under a specific DBMS, for example, PostgreSQL, one must have a driver for that DBMS and the driver must implement JDBC API. JDBC is a trademark name and not an acronym. With HTML, Servlets, JDBC, and DBMS, we can easily build Web-based three-tier systems -- client, Web server, and database server. HTML is used to design the clientside interface that is to be executed on a Web browser such as Netscape and Internet Explore. Servlets can be employed to do server-side programming and JDBC can be used to interact with a database(s) for the requests from clients. The database(s) may be located on a remote database server. Advantages 1) Can read any database if proper drivers are installed. 2) Creates XML structure of data from database automatically 3) No content conversion required 4) Query and Stored procedure supported. 5) Can be used for both Synchronus and Asynchronous processing. 6) Supports modules Disadvantages : 1) Correct drivers need to be deployed for each type of database 2) Cannot update or insert multiple tables with sequence. ( Sequence is always randomn) 29
  30. 30. Further Enhancement Enhanced Broker Cluster Properties Enhanced broker clusters, which share a JDBC-based data store, require more configuration than do conventional broker clusters. In addition to the properties listed in Cluster Connection Service Properties , the following categories of properties are used to configure an enhanced cluster: • • Enhanced Clusters: General Configuration Properties Enhanced Clusters: JDBC Configuration Properties • Enhanced Clusters: Failure Detection Properties Enhanced Clusters: JDBC Configuration Properties The persistent data store for an enhanced cluster is maintained on a highly-available JDBC database. The highly-availabile database may be Sun’s MySQL Cluster Edition or High Availability Session Store (HADB), or it may be an open-source or third-party product such as Oracle Corporation’s Real Application Clusters (RAC). As described in JDBCBased Persistence Properties theimq.persist.jdbc.dbVendor broker property specifies the name of the database vendor, and all of the remaining JDBC-related properties are qualified with this vendor name. The JDBC-related properties are discussed under JDBC-Based Persistence Properties and summarized in Table 17–7. See the example configurations for MySQL and HADB in Example 8–1 and Example 8–2, respectively. When using HADB in a Sun Java Application Server environment, if the integration between Message Queue and Application Server is local (that is, there is a one-toone relationship between Application Server instances and Message Queue brokers), the Application Server will automatically propagate HADB-related properties to each broker in the cluster. However, if the integration is remote (a single Application Server instance using an externally configured broker cluster), then it is your responsibility to configure the needed HADB properties explicitly. 30
  31. 31. JDBC driver enhancements |Many new features and enhancements have been made to the JDBC drivers in | DB2(R) Version 8. Among these changes, the biggest change is a new|JDBC driver architecture known as the IBM(R) DB2 JDBC Universal |Driver. The Universal Driver is an architecture-neutral JDBC driver for|distributed and local DB2 access. The Universal Driver architecture is |independent of any particular JDBC driver-type connectivity or target |platform, which allows for both Type 4 and Type 2 connectivity in a single |driver instance to DB2 platforms. In addition, platform specifics are |abstracted to the lowest layers, so that driver differences among the various |DB2 platforms are minimized. The initial 1.0 release of the |Universal JDBC Driver supports only Type 4 connectitivity, which is based on |an open distributed protocol (known as Distributed Relational Database |Architecture, or DRDA) for cross-platform access to DB2. • |In DB2 Version 8:| | 1. The new Type 4 JDBC driver is a two-tier pure Java(TM) JDBC driver that |allows a Java client to communicate directly with DB2 servers via the |DRDA(R) protocol. This driver is designed to replace the Type 3 |driver. You should migrate applets that use the Type 3 JDBC driver to |the Type 4 driver, in preparation for the end of Type 3 driver support . 2. |DB2 provides a new SQLJ profile customizer that uses the Type 4 JDBC |driver. 3. |The JDBC drivers are available on 64-bit platforms. 4. |Better memory management improves the stability and performance of the | drivers. 5. |The JDBC 1.2 drivers are deprecated. 31
  32. 32. • |The new SQLJ translator supports the |java.sql.Blob and |java.sql.Clob types of JDBC 2.0, as well as |host variable expressions. Design Implementation Just as Java was designed to provide platform independence from hardware/software platforms, so too JDBC has been designed to provide some degree of database independence for developers. JDBC is designed to provide a database-neutral API for accessing relational databases from different vendors. Just as a Java application does not need to be aware of the operating system platform on which it is running, so too JDBC has been designed so that the database application can use the same methods to access data regardless of the underlying database product. JDBC was developed to work with the most common type of database: the relational database. This is not to say that JDBC cannot be used with another type of database. In fact, there are JDBC drivers that allow the API to be used to connect to both high-end, mainframe databases, which are not relational, and to access flat files and spreadsheets as databases (which are definitely not relational). But the reality is that JDBC is most commonly used with relational databases. JDBC gives Java developers the power to database-enable virtually any application, on virtually any platform, using virtually any database. In this book, leading JDBC expert Art Taylor combines an expert JDBC tutorial and a definitive API reference that provides thorough and detailed coverage of the new JDBC 3.0 standard. Taylor brings together code examples, design patterns, and expert programming techniques for J2EE programming. Code examples include Web development, GUI programming with Swing, servlets, JSPs, EJBs, and RMI. Coverage includes: • Web database development capabilities leveraging JavaServer Pages(tm) and servlets • Database access using Enterprise JavaBeans(tm) components 32
  33. 33. • Creating a GUI-based database browser using Swing • JDBC 3.0 support for scrollable cursors, batch updates, and connection pooling • DataSource lookup using JNDI,Using Blobs with JDBC • Dynamic SQL using JDBC database metadata References: 1. "SUN SHIPS JDK 1.1 -- JAVABEANS INCLUDED". Sun Microsystems. 1997-02-19. Archived from the original on 2008-02-10. Retrieved 2010-02-15. "February 19, 1997 - The JDK 1.1 [...] is now available [...]. This release of the JDK includes: [...] Robust new features including JDBC[tm] for database connectivity" 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. JDBC API Specification Version: 4.0. SR-000221 JDBC API Specification 4.1 (Maintenance Release) "New Type 5 JDBC Driver - DataDirect Connect". Sualeh Fatehi. "SchemaCrawler". SourceForge. External links • Java SE 7 This documentation has examples where the JDBC resources are not closed appropriately (swallowing primary exceptions and being able to cause NullPointerExceptions) and has code prone to SQL injection • • • • • java.sql API Javadoc documentation javax.sql API Javadoc documentation O/R Broker Scala JDBC framework SqlTool Open source, command-line, generic JDBC client utility. Works with any JDBC-supporting database. JDBC URL Strings and related information of All Databases. 33
  34. 34. Conclusion Java, being robust, secure, easy to use, easy to understand, and automatically Downloadable on a network, is an excellent language basis for database applications. What is needed is a way for Java applications to talk to a variety of different databases. JDBC is the mechanism for doing this. JDBC extends what can be done in Java. For example, with Java and the JDBC API, it is possible to publish a web page containing an applet that uses information obtained from a remote database. Or an enterprise can use JDBC to connect all its employees (even if they are using a conglomeration of Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX machines) to one or more internal databases via an intranet. With more and more programmers using the Java programming language, the need for easy database access from Java is continuing to grow. MIS managers like the combination of Java and JDBC because it makes disseminating information easy and economical. Businesses can continue to use their installed databases and access information easily even if it is stored on different database management systems. Development time for new applications is short. Installation and version control are greatly simplified. The JDBC driver manager is the backbone of the JDB architecture. It actually is quite small and simple; its primary function is to connect Java applications to the correct JDBC driver and then get out of the way 34