Flutter, sqflite, and escaping quotes with SQL INSERT and UPDATE statements

When you want to do a SQL INSERT or UPDATE using the Flutter sqflite package, I’ve found that it’s best to use their insert and update methods (as shown below) so you don’t have to worry about escaping single- and double-quotes. This is similar to the reason why Java developers switched from Statement to PreparedStatement way back in the late 1900s.

As an example, given this SQLite database table:

A Scala JDBC select and insert example (showing Statement, ResultSet, and PreparedStatement)

Here’s an example of how to connect to a JDBC database with Scala. I have no idea why I got into the try/catch/finally details in a trivial little example like this, but if you want to see how to connect to a database with JDBC and query that database with a JDBC Statement (which yields a ResultSet), I hope this example is a little helpful:

How to speed up JDBC PreparedStatement MySQL batch inserts

If you ever need to batch-insert a lot of records into a MySQL/MariaDB database using the JDBC PreparedStatement (as in preparedStatement.executeBatch()) be sure to change the MySQL URL to use the rewriteBatchedStatements, as shown here:


For a recent project I needed to batch-insert about eleven million records into a MySQL database, and the runtime was about 55 minutes. Once I added rewriteBatchedStatements=true to the MySQL URL, the batch-insert time was reduced down to only three minutes. That one little change made all the difference.

A Java MySQL DELETE example

Summary: A Java MySQL DELETE example, demonstrating how to issue a SQL DELETE command from your Java source code.

Java PreparedStatement: How to SQL INSERT items from a List or Collection

Here's a quick example of how I just used a Java PreparedStatement to insert nearly 1,500 records into a Drupal database table.

I needed this method (and the corresponding class) because after I converted this website to use Drupal, I did not correctly populate a Drupal database table named workflow_node, so I wrote this method as part of a larger Java program to correct the data in that table:

Java PreparedStatement - a SQL UPDATE example

Java SQL FAQ: Can you provide a Java PreparedStatement example that shows how to use a SQL UPDATE?

Sure. I have quite a few examples on this website, just see the "Related" section for those. But for now, here's a short sample method that performs a JDBC SQL UPDATE using a Java PreparedStatement: