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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [jira] Updated: (DERBY-499) Expose BOOLEAN datatype to end users
Date Wed, 23 Nov 2005 17:10:54 GMT
Hi Lance,

If ResultSet.getObject() throws an unimplemented feature exception, 
should the corresponding ResultSetMetaData.getColumnClassName() throw an 
exception? Return null?


Army wrote:

> Rick Hillegas wrote:
>> Dan Debrunner wrote:
>>> I think I see a similar problem with the upcoming XML changes. If we
>>> return XML as CLOB in jdk 1.4 then applications will break when then
>>> switch to the jdk that supports JDBC 4.0. Again for the same reason,
>>> with jdk 1.4 getObject would return java.sql.Clob and in the JDBC 4.0
>>> jdk it would return java.sql.SQLXML. I think for this case
>>> get/setObject() should not succeed for XML columns until JDBC 4.0 is
>>> supported.
>> Agreed.
> Okay, sounds good.  Then what should we return for the metadata "class 
> name"? Esp. ResultSetMetaData.getColumnClassName()?
> The API for that method says:
> "Returns the fully-qualified name of the Java class whose instances 
> are manufactured if the method ResultSet.getObject  is called to 
> retrieve a value from the column."
> So should a call to that method fail, too?
> Army

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