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JDBC 4.0 and Oracle JDeveloper for J2EE Development by Deepak Vohra

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Chapter 1. JDBC 4.0

The Java Database Connectivity API is used to access a SQL database from a Java application. JDBC also supports tabular data sources, such as a spreadsheet. We will constrain our discussion to SQL relational databases. Using JDBC API, SQL statements can be run in a database. JDBC started as JDBC 1.0 API; JDBC 1.0 covered the basics of establishing a connection with a database, running SQL statements, retrieving values from result sets, and using transactions. JDBC 2.0 introduced scrollable result sets, JDBC methods to update a result set or a database table, batch updates, and SQL3 data types such as, BLOB, CLOB, Array, Ref, and Struct. JDBC 3.0 introduced savepoints, connection pooling of prepared statements, multiple open ...

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