recent blog posts related to java and jdbc, including databases like mysql and postgresql

Java JDBC: A SQL SELECT query example

Java SELECT query FAQ: Can you share an example of a SQL SELECT query using the standard JDBC syntax?

In our JDBC connection article we demonstrated how to connect your Java applications to standard SQL databases like MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, SQLite, and others using JDBC.  In our examples we showed how to connect to two different databases just so you could see how little the code changes when you switch from one database to another.

JDBC 101: How to connect to a SQL database with JDBC

Java database FAQ: How do I connect to a SQL database with Java and JDBC?

If you're interested in connecting your Java applications to standard SQL databases like Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, and others, the Java JDBC technology is exactly what you need. The combination of Java/JDBC and standard SQL queries creates a simple and powerful database solution. JDBC makes the simple things easy -- without making the complex tasks too difficult either.

HSQLDB timestamp - How to specify a default date/time

Here's a quick example of how to set a default value for an HSQLDB TIMESTAMP field:

create cached table directories (
  dir_id identity NOT NULL,
  directory varchar(255) NOT NULL,
  time timestamp default 'now'

There are other ways to do this, but the important line that sets the default timestamp in the above SQL is this:

time timestamp default 'now'

This is where I'm creating a timestamp field named "time" that automatically defaults to the current date/time when a record is created.


A Java JDBC exception example showing try, catch, and finally

Java/JDBC try/catch/finally exception FAQ: Can you show me a decent example of how to catch a JDBC exception in a try/catch/finally block?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but here's a JDBC example showing some Java code that uses a try/catch/finally block with a Java JDBC query:

Java PreparedStatement - a SQL INSERT example

Java PreparedStatement FAQ: Can you share an example of a Java PreparedStatement that executes a SQL INSERT query?

Yes ... I just realized I don't have a Java PreparedStatement INSERT example out here, so ... (searching, searching) ... here you go. Here's the source code for a Java/JDBC PreparedStatement "INSERT" query example: