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From Andrus Adamchik <>
Subject Re: Database timeout questions
Date Wed, 12 Dec 2012 06:33:16 GMT
Presumably SQLException is thrown:


On Dec 12, 2012, at 5:38 AM, Andrew Willerding <> wrote:

> Thanks for the "old" advice.  ;-)   I will definitely try it although I'm not sure if
the condition that created this situation may happen again on the Oracle server.  A lot of
people have a lot of explaining to do to figure out what was going wrong.  Luckily I'm just
a dumb client in this situation.
> One more question though.  If it does work and the driver accepts the timeout value I
set, what can I expect to happen when the timer expires?  Is there a specific exception I
need to catch or a condition I need to check?
> Andrew
> On 12/11/2012 02:33 PM, Andrus Adamchik wrote:
>> At the JDBC level timeout can be controlled via Statement.setQueryTimeout(..). However
YMMV between different DBs and drivers. Don't have much recent Oracle experience, but if Oracle
driver happens to support this API, you can use this old advice [1] which is still applicable.
Moreover if you have any success with it, please open a Jira and we'll integrate it in the
basic Cayenne SelectQuery.
>> Still your description sounds odd. If there is problem with a query on the Oracle
side, I would expect an exception. Though fwiw Oracle driver has always been an odd one among
all the DBs supported by Cayenne.
>> Andrus
>> [1]
>> On Dec 11, 2012, at 5:57 PM, Andrew Willerding <> wrote:
>>> I had a situation yesterday that I didn't expect and therefore didn't handle
correctly.  My code is executing a Stored Procedure on an Oracle DB using the performGenericQuery
method.  The problem was that the Oracle server was not responding to the stored procedure
and the eventually the query returned "successfully" with an empty result.  I was expecting
some sort of exception to be thrown (like a timeout) in this situation but it definitely was
not the case.  I currently measure the transaction time and the empty response was returning
consistently  at 60 seconds - it normally takes less than 2 seconds.  I am not sure if this
60 second timeout is set on the Oracle server or somewhere in the Cayenne connection.
>>> I have three questions:
>>> 1)  Is there a way to set a timeout value within the Cayenne connection, or better
yet, an individual query to force a timeout exception if a response is not received within
a certain period of time?
>>> 2)  Assuming the timeout is triggered from the Oracle server for the situation
I describe above, other than examining the timeout value within my code, is there a way to
differentiate between a successful transaction and one where the DB server times out and returns
an empty result set?
>>> 3)  Assuming that the answer is "no" to both questions 1 & 2, is there a
way to "kill" a query in order to release the DB connection and return it to the pool?
>>> I am using V3.0.2.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Andrew

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