java.sql
Interface DatabaseMetaData


public interface DatabaseMetaData

Comprehensive information about the database as a whole.

This interface is implemented by driver vendors to let users know the capabilities of a Database Management System (DBMS) in combination with the driver based on JDBCTM technology ("JDBC driver") that is used with it. Different relational DBMSs often support different features, implement features in different ways, and use different data types. In addition, a driver may implement a feature on top of what the DBMS offers. Information returned by methods in this interface applies to the capabilities of a particular driver and a particular DBMS working together. Note that as used in this documentation, the term "database" is used generically to refer to both the driver and DBMS.

A user for this interface is commonly a tool that needs to discover how to deal with the underlying DBMS. This is especially true for applications that are intended to be used with more than one DBMS. For example, a tool might use the method getTypeInfo to find out what data types can be used in a CREATE TABLE statement. Or a user might call the method supportsCorrelatedSubqueries to see if it is possible to use a correlated subquery or supportsBatchUpdates to see if it is possible to use batch updates.

Some DatabaseMetaData methods return lists of information in the form of ResultSet objects. Regular ResultSet methods, such as getString and getInt, can be used to retrieve the data from these ResultSet objects. If a given form of metadata is not available, the ResultSet getter methods throw an SQLException.

Some DatabaseMetaData methods take arguments that are String patterns. These arguments all have names such as fooPattern. Within a pattern String, "%" means match any substring of 0 or more characters, and "_" means match any one character. Only metadata entries matching the search pattern are returned. If a search pattern argument is set to null, that argument's criterion will be dropped from the search.

A method that gets information about a feature that the driver does not support will throw an SQLException. In the case of methods that return a ResultSet object, either a ResultSet object (which may be empty) is returned or an SQLException is thrown.


Field Summary
static short attributeNoNulls sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.attributeNoNulls definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.attributeNoNulls
          Indicates that NULL values might not be allowed.
static short attributeNullable sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.attributeNullable definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.attributeNullable
          Indicates that NULL values are definitely allowed.
static short attributeNullableUnknown sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.attributeNullableUnknown definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.attributeNullableUnknown
          Indicates that whether NULL values are allowed is not known.
static int bestRowNotPseudo sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.bestRowNotPseudo definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.bestRowNotPseudo
          Indicates that the best row identifier is NOT a pseudo column.
static int bestRowPseudo sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.bestRowPseudo definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.bestRowPseudo
          Indicates that the best row identifier is a pseudo column.
static int bestRowSession sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.bestRowSession definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.bestRowSession
          Indicates that the scope of the best row identifier is the remainder of the current session.
static int bestRowTemporary sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.bestRowTemporary definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.bestRowTemporary
          Indicates that the scope of the best row identifier is very temporary, lasting only while the row is being used.
static int bestRowTransaction sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.bestRowTransaction definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.bestRowTransaction
          Indicates that the scope of the best row identifier is the remainder of the current transaction.
static int bestRowUnknown sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.bestRowUnknown definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.bestRowUnknown
          Indicates that the best row identifier may or may not be a pseudo column.
static int columnNoNulls sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.columnNoNulls definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.columnNoNulls
          Indicates that the column might not allow NULL values.
static int columnNullable sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.columnNullable definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.columnNullable
          Indicates that the column definitely allows NULL values.
static int columnNullableUnknown sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.columnNullableUnknown definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.columnNullableUnknown
          Indicates that the nullability of columns is unknown.
static int importedKeyCascade sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeyCascade definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeyCascade
          For the column UPDATE_RULE, indicates that when the primary key is updated, the foreign key (imported key) is changed to agree with it.
static int importedKeyInitiallyDeferred sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeyInitiallyDeferred definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeyInitiallyDeferred
          Indicates deferrability.
static int importedKeyInitiallyImmediate sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeyInitiallyImmediate definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeyInitiallyImmediate
          Indicates deferrability.
static int importedKeyNoAction sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeyNoAction definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeyNoAction
          For the columns UPDATE_RULE and DELETE_RULE, indicates that if the primary key has been imported, it cannot be updated or deleted.
static int importedKeyNotDeferrable sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeyNotDeferrable definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeyNotDeferrable
          Indicates deferrability.
static int importedKeyRestrict sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeyRestrict definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeyRestrict
          For the column UPDATE_RULE, indicates that a primary key may not be updated if it has been imported by another table as a foreign key.
static int importedKeySetDefault sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeySetDefault definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeySetDefault
          For the columns UPDATE_RULE and DELETE_RULE, indicates that if the primary key is updated or deleted, the foreign key (imported key) is set to the default value.
static int importedKeySetNull sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeySetNull definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeySetNull
          For the columns UPDATE_RULE and DELETE_RULE, indicates that when the primary key is updated or deleted, the foreign key (imported key) is changed to NULL.
static int procedureColumnIn sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureColumnIn definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureColumnIn
          Indicates that the column stores IN parameters.
static int procedureColumnInOut sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureColumnInOut definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureColumnInOut
          Indicates that the column stores INOUT parameters.
static int procedureColumnOut sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureColumnOut definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureColumnOut
          Indicates that the column stores OUT parameters.
static int procedureColumnResult sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureColumnResult definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureColumnResult
          Indicates that the column stores results.
static int procedureColumnReturn sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureColumnReturn definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureColumnReturn
          Indicates that the column stores return values.
static int procedureColumnUnknown sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureColumnUnknown definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureColumnUnknown
          Indicates that type of the column is unknown.
static int procedureNoNulls sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureNoNulls definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureNoNulls
          Indicates that NULL values are not allowed.
static int procedureNoResult sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureNoResult definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureNoResult
          Indicates that the procedure does not return a result.
static int procedureNullable sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureNullable definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureNullable
          Indicates that NULL values are allowed.
static int procedureNullableUnknown sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureNullableUnknown definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureNullableUnknown
          Indicates that whether NULL values are allowed is unknown.
static int procedureResultUnknown sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureResultUnknown definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureResultUnknown
          Indicates that it is not known whether the procedure returns a result.
static int procedureReturnsResult sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureReturnsResult definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureReturnsResult
          Indicates that the procedure returns a result.
static int sqlStateSQL99 sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.sqlStateSQL99 definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.sqlStateSQL99
          Indicates that the value is an SQL99 SQLSTATE value.
static int sqlStateXOpen sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.sqlStateXOpen definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.sqlStateXOpen
          Indicates that the value is an X/Open (now know as Open Group) SQL CLI SQLSTATE value.
static short tableIndexClustered sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.tableIndexClustered definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.tableIndexClustered
          Indicates that this table index is a clustered index.
static short tableIndexHashed sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.tableIndexHashed definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.tableIndexHashed
          Indicates that this table index is a hashed index.
static short tableIndexOther sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.tableIndexOther definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.tableIndexOther
          Indicates that this table index is not a clustered index, a hashed index, or table statistics; it is something other than these.
static short tableIndexStatistic sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.tableIndexStatistic definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.tableIndexStatistic
          Indicates that this column contains table statistics that are returned in conjunction with a table's index descriptions.
static int typeNoNulls sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.typeNoNulls definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.typeNoNulls
          Indicates that a NULL value is NOT allowed for this data type.
static int typeNullable sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.typeNullable definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.typeNullable
          Indicates that a NULL value is allowed for this data type.
static int typeNullableUnknown sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.typeNullableUnknown definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.typeNullableUnknown
          Indicates that it is not known whether a NULL value is allowed for this data type.
static int typePredBasic sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.typePredBasic definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.typePredBasic
          Indicates that one can base all WHERE search clauses except WHERE .
static int typePredChar sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.typePredChar definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.typePredChar
          Indicates that the only WHERE search clause that can be based on this type is WHERE .
static int typePredNone sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.typePredNone definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.typePredNone
          Indicates that WHERE search clauses are not supported for this type.
static int typeSearchable sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.typeSearchable definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.typeSearchable
          Indicates that all WHERE search clauses can be based on this type.
static int versionColumnNotPseudo sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.versionColumnNotPseudo definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.versionColumnNotPseudo
          Indicates that this version column is NOT a pseudo column.
static int versionColumnPseudo sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.versionColumnPseudo definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.versionColumnPseudo
          Indicates that this version column is a pseudo column.
static int versionColumnUnknown sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.versionColumnUnknown definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.versionColumnUnknown
          Indicates that this version column may or may not be a pseudo column.
 
Method Summary
 boolean allProceduresAreCallable sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.allProceduresAreCallable() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.allProceduresAreCallable() ()
          Retrieves whether the current user can call all the procedures returned by the method getProcedures.
 boolean allTablesAreSelectable sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.allTablesAreSelectable() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.allTablesAreSelectable() ()
          Retrieves whether the current user can use all the tables returned by the method getTables in a SELECT statement.
 boolean dataDefinitionCausesTransactionCommit sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.dataDefinitionCausesTransactionCommit() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.dataDefinitionCausesTransactionCommit() ()
          Retrieves whether a data definition statement within a transaction forces the transaction to commit.
 boolean dataDefinitionIgnoredInTransactions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.dataDefinitionIgnoredInTransactions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.dataDefinitionIgnoredInTransactions() ()
          Retrieves whether this database ignores a data definition statement within a transaction.
 boolean deletesAreDetected sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.deletesAreDetected(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.deletesAreDetected(int) (int type)
          Retrieves whether or not a visible row delete can be detected by calling the method ResultSet.rowDeleted.
 boolean doesMaxRowSizeIncludeBlobs sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.doesMaxRowSizeIncludeBlobs() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.doesMaxRowSizeIncludeBlobs() ()
          Retrieves whether the return value for the method getMaxRowSize includes the SQL data types LONGVARCHAR and LONGVARBINARY.
 ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet getAttributes sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getAttributes(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getAttributes(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) (String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schemaPattern, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  typeNamePattern, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  attributeNamePattern)
          Retrieves a description of the given attribute of the given type for a user-defined type (UDT) that is available in the given schema and catalog.
 ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet getBestRowIdentifier sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getBestRowIdentifier(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, int, boolean) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getBestRowIdentifier(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, int, boolean) (String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schema, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  table, int scope, boolean nullable)
          Retrieves a description of a table's optimal set of columns that uniquely identifies a row.
 ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet getCatalogs sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getCatalogs() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getCatalogs() ()
          Retrieves the catalog names available in this database.
 String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String getCatalogSeparator sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getCatalogSeparator() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getCatalogSeparator() ()
          Retrieves the String that this database uses as the separator between a catalog and table name.
 String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String getCatalogTerm sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getCatalogTerm() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getCatalogTerm() ()
          Retrieves the database vendor's preferred term for "catalog".
 ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet getColumnPrivileges sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getColumnPrivileges(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getColumnPrivileges(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) (String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schema, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  table, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  columnNamePattern)
          Retrieves a description of the access rights for a table's columns.
 ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet getColumns sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getColumns(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getColumns(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) (String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schemaPattern, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  tableNamePattern, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  columnNamePattern)
          Retrieves a description of table columns available in the specified catalog.
 Connection sample code for java.sql.Connection definition code for java.sql.Connection getConnection sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getConnection() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getConnection() ()
          Retrieves the connection that produced this metadata object.
 ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet getCrossReference sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getCrossReference(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getCrossReference(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) (String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  primaryCatalog, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  primarySchema, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  primaryTable, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  foreignCatalog, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  foreignSchema, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  foreignTable)
          Retrieves a description of the foreign key columns in the given foreign key table that reference the primary key columns of the given primary key table (describe how one table imports another's key).
 int getDatabaseMajorVersion sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDatabaseMajorVersion() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDatabaseMajorVersion() ()
          Retrieves the major version number of the underlying database.
 int getDatabaseMinorVersion sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDatabaseMinorVersion() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDatabaseMinorVersion() ()
          Retrieves the minor version number of the underlying database.
 String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String getDatabaseProductName sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDatabaseProductName() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDatabaseProductName() ()
          Retrieves the name of this database product.
 String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String getDatabaseProductVersion sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDatabaseProductVersion() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDatabaseProductVersion() ()
          Retrieves the version number of this database product.
 int getDefaultTransactionIsolation sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDefaultTransactionIsolation() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDefaultTransactionIsolation() ()
          Retrieves this database's default transaction isolation level.
 int getDriverMajorVersion sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDriverMajorVersion() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDriverMajorVersion() ()
          Retrieves this JDBC driver's major version number.
 int getDriverMinorVersion sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDriverMinorVersion() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDriverMinorVersion() ()
          Retrieves this JDBC driver's minor version number.
 String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String getDriverName sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDriverName() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDriverName() ()
          Retrieves the name of this JDBC driver.
 String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String getDriverVersion sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDriverVersion() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDriverVersion() ()
          Retrieves the version number of this JDBC driver as a String.
 ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet getExportedKeys sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getExportedKeys(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getExportedKeys(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) (String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schema, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  table)
          Retrieves a description of the foreign key columns that reference the given table's primary key columns (the foreign keys exported by a table).
 String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String getExtraNameCharacters sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getExtraNameCharacters() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getExtraNameCharacters() ()
          Retrieves all the "extra" characters that can be used in unquoted identifier names (those beyond a-z, A-Z, 0-9 and _).
 String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String getIdentifierQuoteString sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getIdentifierQuoteString() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getIdentifierQuoteString() ()
          Retrieves the string used to quote SQL identifiers.
 ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet getImportedKeys sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getImportedKeys(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getImportedKeys(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) (String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schema, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  table)
          Retrieves a description of the primary key columns that are referenced by a table's foreign key columns (the primary keys imported by a table).
 ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet getIndexInfo sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getIndexInfo(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, boolean, boolean) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getIndexInfo(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, boolean, boolean) (String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schema, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  table, boolean unique, boolean approximate)
          Retrieves a description of the given table's indices and statistics.
 int getJDBCMajorVersion sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getJDBCMajorVersion() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getJDBCMajorVersion() ()
          Retrieves the major JDBC version number for this driver.
 int getJDBCMinorVersion sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getJDBCMinorVersion() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getJDBCMinorVersion() ()
          Retrieves the minor JDBC version number for this driver.
 int getMaxBinaryLiteralLength sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxBinaryLiteralLength() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxBinaryLiteralLength() ()
          Retrieves the maximum number of hex characters this database allows in an inline binary literal.
 int getMaxCatalogNameLength sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxCatalogNameLength() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxCatalogNameLength() ()
          Retrieves the maximum number of characters that this database allows in a catalog name.
 int getMaxCharLiteralLength sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxCharLiteralLength() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxCharLiteralLength() ()
          Retrieves the maximum number of characters this database allows for a character literal.
 int getMaxColumnNameLength sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnNameLength() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnNameLength() ()
          Retrieves the maximum number of characters this database allows for a column name.
 int getMaxColumnsInGroupBy sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnsInGroupBy() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnsInGroupBy() ()
          Retrieves the maximum number of columns this database allows in a GROUP BY clause.
 int getMaxColumnsInIndex sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnsInIndex() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnsInIndex() ()
          Retrieves the maximum number of columns this database allows in an index.
 int getMaxColumnsInOrderBy sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnsInOrderBy() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnsInOrderBy() ()
          Retrieves the maximum number of columns this database allows in an ORDER BY clause.
 int getMaxColumnsInSelect sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnsInSelect() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnsInSelect() ()
          Retrieves the maximum number of columns this database allows in a SELECT list.
 int getMaxColumnsInTable sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnsInTable() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnsInTable() ()
          Retrieves the maximum number of columns this database allows in a table.
 int getMaxConnections sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxConnections() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxConnections() ()
          Retrieves the maximum number of concurrent connections to this database that are possible.
 int getMaxCursorNameLength sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxCursorNameLength() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxCursorNameLength() ()
          Retrieves the maximum number of characters that this database allows in a cursor name.
 int getMaxIndexLength sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxIndexLength() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxIndexLength() ()
          Retrieves the maximum number of bytes this database allows for an index, including all of the parts of the index.
 int getMaxProcedureNameLength sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxProcedureNameLength() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxProcedureNameLength() ()
          Retrieves the maximum number of characters that this database allows in a procedure name.
 int getMaxRowSize sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxRowSize() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxRowSize() ()
          Retrieves the maximum number of bytes this database allows in a single row.
 int getMaxSchemaNameLength sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxSchemaNameLength() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxSchemaNameLength() ()
          Retrieves the maximum number of characters that this database allows in a schema name.
 int getMaxStatementLength sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxStatementLength() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxStatementLength() ()
          Retrieves the maximum number of characters this database allows in an SQL statement.
 int getMaxStatements sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxStatements() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxStatements() ()
          Retrieves the maximum number of active statements to this database that can be open at the same time.
 int getMaxTableNameLength sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxTableNameLength() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxTableNameLength() ()
          Retrieves the maximum number of characters this database allows in a table name.
 int getMaxTablesInSelect sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxTablesInSelect() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxTablesInSelect() ()
          Retrieves the maximum number of tables this database allows in a SELECT statement.
 int getMaxUserNameLength sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxUserNameLength() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxUserNameLength() ()
          Retrieves the maximum number of characters this database allows in a user name.
 String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String getNumericFunctions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getNumericFunctions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getNumericFunctions() ()
          Retrieves a comma-separated list of math functions available with this database.
 ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet getPrimaryKeys sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getPrimaryKeys(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getPrimaryKeys(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) (String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schema, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  table)
          Retrieves a description of the given table's primary key columns.
 ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet getProcedureColumns sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getProcedureColumns(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getProcedureColumns(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) (String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schemaPattern, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  procedureNamePattern, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  columnNamePattern)
          Retrieves a description of the given catalog's stored procedure parameter and result columns.
 ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet getProcedures sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getProcedures(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getProcedures(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) (String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schemaPattern, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  procedureNamePattern)
          Retrieves a description of the stored procedures available in the given catalog.
 String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String getProcedureTerm sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getProcedureTerm() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getProcedureTerm() ()
          Retrieves the database vendor's preferred term for "procedure".
 int getResultSetHoldability sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getResultSetHoldability() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getResultSetHoldability() ()
          Retrieves the default holdability of this ResultSet object.
 ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet getSchemas sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSchemas() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSchemas() ()
          Retrieves the schema names available in this database.
 String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String getSchemaTerm sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSchemaTerm() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSchemaTerm() ()
          Retrieves the database vendor's preferred term for "schema".
 String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String getSearchStringEscape sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSearchStringEscape() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSearchStringEscape() ()
          Retrieves the string that can be used to escape wildcard characters.
 String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String getSQLKeywords sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSQLKeywords() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSQLKeywords() ()
          Retrieves a comma-separated list of all of this database's SQL keywords that are NOT also SQL92 keywords.
 int getSQLStateType sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSQLStateType() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSQLStateType() ()
          Indicates whether the SQLSTATE returned by SQLException.getSQLState is X/Open (now known as Open Group) SQL CLI or SQL99.
 String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String getStringFunctions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getStringFunctions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getStringFunctions() ()
          Retrieves a comma-separated list of string functions available with this database.
 ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet getSuperTables sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSuperTables(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSuperTables(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) (String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schemaPattern, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  tableNamePattern)
          Retrieves a description of the table hierarchies defined in a particular schema in this database.
 ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet getSuperTypes sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSuperTypes(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSuperTypes(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) (String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schemaPattern, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  typeNamePattern)
          Retrieves a description of the user-defined type (UDT) hierarchies defined in a particular schema in this database.
 String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String getSystemFunctions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSystemFunctions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSystemFunctions() ()
          Retrieves a comma-separated list of system functions available with this database.
 ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet getTablePrivileges sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getTablePrivileges(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getTablePrivileges(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) (String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schemaPattern, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  tableNamePattern)
          Retrieves a description of the access rights for each table available in a catalog.
 ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet getTables sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getTables(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String[]) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getTables(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String[]) (String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schemaPattern, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  tableNamePattern, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String [] types)
          Retrieves a description of the tables available in the given catalog.
 ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet getTableTypes sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getTableTypes() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getTableTypes() ()
          Retrieves the table types available in this database.
 String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String getTimeDateFunctions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getTimeDateFunctions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getTimeDateFunctions() ()
          Retrieves a comma-separated list of the time and date functions available with this database.
 ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet getTypeInfo sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getTypeInfo() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getTypeInfo() ()
          Retrieves a description of all the standard SQL types supported by this database.
 ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet getUDTs sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getUDTs(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, int[]) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getUDTs(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, int[]) (String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schemaPattern, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  typeNamePattern, int[] types)
          Retrieves a description of the user-defined types (UDTs) defined in a particular schema.
 String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String getURL sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getURL() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getURL() ()
          Retrieves the URL for this DBMS.
 String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String getUserName sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getUserName() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getUserName() ()
          Retrieves the user name as known to this database.
 ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet getVersionColumns sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getVersionColumns(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getVersionColumns(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) (String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schema, String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  table)
          Retrieves a description of a table's columns that are automatically updated when any value in a row is updated.
 boolean insertsAreDetected sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.insertsAreDetected(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.insertsAreDetected(int) (int type)
          Retrieves whether or not a visible row insert can be detected by calling the method ResultSet.rowInserted.
 boolean isCatalogAtStart sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.isCatalogAtStart() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.isCatalogAtStart() ()
          Retrieves whether a catalog appears at the start of a fully qualified table name.
 boolean isReadOnly sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.isReadOnly() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.isReadOnly() ()
          Retrieves whether this database is in read-only mode.
 boolean locatorsUpdateCopy sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.locatorsUpdateCopy() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.locatorsUpdateCopy() ()
          Indicates whether updates made to a LOB are made on a copy or directly to the LOB.
 boolean nullPlusNonNullIsNull sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.nullPlusNonNullIsNull() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.nullPlusNonNullIsNull() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports concatenations between NULL and non-NULL values being NULL.
 boolean nullsAreSortedAtEnd sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.nullsAreSortedAtEnd() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.nullsAreSortedAtEnd() ()
          Retrieves whether NULL values are sorted at the end regardless of sort order.
 boolean nullsAreSortedAtStart sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.nullsAreSortedAtStart() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.nullsAreSortedAtStart() ()
          Retrieves whether NULL values are sorted at the start regardless of sort order.
 boolean nullsAreSortedHigh sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.nullsAreSortedHigh() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.nullsAreSortedHigh() ()
          Retrieves whether NULL values are sorted high.
 boolean nullsAreSortedLow sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.nullsAreSortedLow() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.nullsAreSortedLow() ()
          Retrieves whether NULL values are sorted low.
 boolean othersDeletesAreVisible sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.othersDeletesAreVisible(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.othersDeletesAreVisible(int) (int type)
          Retrieves whether deletes made by others are visible.
 boolean othersInsertsAreVisible sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.othersInsertsAreVisible(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.othersInsertsAreVisible(int) (int type)
          Retrieves whether inserts made by others are visible.
 boolean othersUpdatesAreVisible sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.othersUpdatesAreVisible(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.othersUpdatesAreVisible(int) (int type)
          Retrieves whether updates made by others are visible.
 boolean ownDeletesAreVisible sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.ownDeletesAreVisible(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.ownDeletesAreVisible(int) (int type)
          Retrieves whether a result set's own deletes are visible.
 boolean ownInsertsAreVisible sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.ownInsertsAreVisible(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.ownInsertsAreVisible(int) (int type)
          Retrieves whether a result set's own inserts are visible.
 boolean ownUpdatesAreVisible sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.ownUpdatesAreVisible(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.ownUpdatesAreVisible(int) (int type)
          Retrieves whether for the given type of ResultSet object, the result set's own updates are visible.
 boolean storesLowerCaseIdentifiers sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesLowerCaseIdentifiers() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesLowerCaseIdentifiers() ()
          Retrieves whether this database treats mixed case unquoted SQL identifiers as case insensitive and stores them in lower case.
 boolean storesLowerCaseQuotedIdentifiers sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesLowerCaseQuotedIdentifiers() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesLowerCaseQuotedIdentifiers() ()
          Retrieves whether this database treats mixed case quoted SQL identifiers as case insensitive and stores them in lower case.
 boolean storesMixedCaseIdentifiers sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesMixedCaseIdentifiers() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesMixedCaseIdentifiers() ()
          Retrieves whether this database treats mixed case unquoted SQL identifiers as case insensitive and stores them in mixed case.
 boolean storesMixedCaseQuotedIdentifiers sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesMixedCaseQuotedIdentifiers() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesMixedCaseQuotedIdentifiers() ()
          Retrieves whether this database treats mixed case quoted SQL identifiers as case insensitive and stores them in mixed case.
 boolean storesUpperCaseIdentifiers sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesUpperCaseIdentifiers() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesUpperCaseIdentifiers() ()
          Retrieves whether this database treats mixed case unquoted SQL identifiers as case insensitive and stores them in upper case.
 boolean storesUpperCaseQuotedIdentifiers sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesUpperCaseQuotedIdentifiers() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesUpperCaseQuotedIdentifiers() ()
          Retrieves whether this database treats mixed case quoted SQL identifiers as case insensitive and stores them in upper case.
 boolean supportsAlterTableWithAddColumn sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsAlterTableWithAddColumn() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsAlterTableWithAddColumn() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports ALTER TABLE with add column.
 boolean supportsAlterTableWithDropColumn sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsAlterTableWithDropColumn() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsAlterTableWithDropColumn() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports ALTER TABLE with drop column.
 boolean supportsANSI92EntryLevelSQL sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsANSI92EntryLevelSQL() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsANSI92EntryLevelSQL() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports the ANSI92 entry level SQL grammar.
 boolean supportsANSI92FullSQL sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsANSI92FullSQL() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsANSI92FullSQL() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports the ANSI92 full SQL grammar supported.
 boolean supportsANSI92IntermediateSQL sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsANSI92IntermediateSQL() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsANSI92IntermediateSQL() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports the ANSI92 intermediate SQL grammar supported.
 boolean supportsBatchUpdates sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsBatchUpdates() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsBatchUpdates() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports batch updates.
 boolean supportsCatalogsInDataManipulation sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCatalogsInDataManipulation() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCatalogsInDataManipulation() ()
          Retrieves whether a catalog name can be used in a data manipulation statement.
 boolean supportsCatalogsInIndexDefinitions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCatalogsInIndexDefinitions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCatalogsInIndexDefinitions() ()
          Retrieves whether a catalog name can be used in an index definition statement.
 boolean supportsCatalogsInPrivilegeDefinitions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCatalogsInPrivilegeDefinitions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCatalogsInPrivilegeDefinitions() ()
          Retrieves whether a catalog name can be used in a privilege definition statement.
 boolean supportsCatalogsInProcedureCalls sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCatalogsInProcedureCalls() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCatalogsInProcedureCalls() ()
          Retrieves whether a catalog name can be used in a procedure call statement.
 boolean supportsCatalogsInTableDefinitions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCatalogsInTableDefinitions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCatalogsInTableDefinitions() ()
          Retrieves whether a catalog name can be used in a table definition statement.
 boolean supportsColumnAliasing sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsColumnAliasing() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsColumnAliasing() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports column aliasing.
 boolean supportsConvert sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsConvert() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsConvert() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports the CONVERT function between SQL types.
 boolean supportsConvert sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsConvert(int, int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsConvert(int, int) (int fromType, int toType)
          Retrieves whether this database supports the CONVERT for two given SQL types.
 boolean supportsCoreSQLGrammar sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCoreSQLGrammar() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCoreSQLGrammar() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports the ODBC Core SQL grammar.
 boolean supportsCorrelatedSubqueries sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCorrelatedSubqueries() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCorrelatedSubqueries() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports correlated subqueries.
 boolean supportsDataDefinitionAndDataManipulationTransactions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsDataDefinitionAndDataManipulationTransactions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsDataDefinitionAndDataManipulationTransactions() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports both data definition and data manipulation statements within a transaction.
 boolean supportsDataManipulationTransactionsOnly sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsDataManipulationTransactionsOnly() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsDataManipulationTransactionsOnly() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports only data manipulation statements within a transaction.
 boolean supportsDifferentTableCorrelationNames sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsDifferentTableCorrelationNames() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsDifferentTableCorrelationNames() ()
          Retrieves whether, when table correlation names are supported, they are restricted to being different from the names of the tables.
 boolean supportsExpressionsInOrderBy sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsExpressionsInOrderBy() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsExpressionsInOrderBy() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports expressions in ORDER BY lists.
 boolean supportsExtendedSQLGrammar sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsExtendedSQLGrammar() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsExtendedSQLGrammar() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports the ODBC Extended SQL grammar.
 boolean supportsFullOuterJoins sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsFullOuterJoins() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsFullOuterJoins() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports full nested outer joins.
 boolean supportsGetGeneratedKeys sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsGetGeneratedKeys() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsGetGeneratedKeys() ()
          Retrieves whether auto-generated keys can be retrieved after a statement has been executed.
 boolean supportsGroupBy sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsGroupBy() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsGroupBy() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports some form of GROUP BY clause.
 boolean supportsGroupByBeyondSelect sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsGroupByBeyondSelect() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsGroupByBeyondSelect() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports using columns not included in the SELECT statement in a GROUP BY clause provided that all of the columns in the SELECT statement are included in the GROUP BY clause.
 boolean supportsGroupByUnrelated sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsGroupByUnrelated() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsGroupByUnrelated() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports using a column that is not in the SELECT statement in a GROUP BY clause.
 boolean supportsIntegrityEnhancementFacility sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsIntegrityEnhancementFacility() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsIntegrityEnhancementFacility() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports the SQL Integrity Enhancement Facility.
 boolean supportsLikeEscapeClause sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsLikeEscapeClause() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsLikeEscapeClause() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports specifying a LIKE escape clause.
 boolean supportsLimitedOuterJoins sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsLimitedOuterJoins() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsLimitedOuterJoins() ()
          Retrieves whether this database provides limited support for outer joins.
 boolean supportsMinimumSQLGrammar sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMinimumSQLGrammar() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMinimumSQLGrammar() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports the ODBC Minimum SQL grammar.
 boolean supportsMixedCaseIdentifiers sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMixedCaseIdentifiers() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMixedCaseIdentifiers() ()
          Retrieves whether this database treats mixed case unquoted SQL identifiers as case sensitive and as a result stores them in mixed case.
 boolean supportsMixedCaseQuotedIdentifiers sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMixedCaseQuotedIdentifiers() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMixedCaseQuotedIdentifiers() ()
          Retrieves whether this database treats mixed case quoted SQL identifiers as case sensitive and as a result stores them in mixed case.
 boolean supportsMultipleOpenResults sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMultipleOpenResults() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMultipleOpenResults() ()
          Retrieves whether it is possible to have multiple ResultSet objects returned from a CallableStatement object simultaneously.
 boolean supportsMultipleResultSets sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMultipleResultSets() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMultipleResultSets() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports getting multiple ResultSet objects from a single call to the method execute.
 boolean supportsMultipleTransactions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMultipleTransactions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMultipleTransactions() ()
          Retrieves whether this database allows having multiple transactions open at once (on different connections).
 boolean supportsNamedParameters sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsNamedParameters() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsNamedParameters() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports named parameters to callable statements.
 boolean supportsNonNullableColumns sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsNonNullableColumns() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsNonNullableColumns() ()
          Retrieves whether columns in this database may be defined as non-nullable.
 boolean supportsOpenCursorsAcrossCommit sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOpenCursorsAcrossCommit() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOpenCursorsAcrossCommit() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports keeping cursors open across commits.
 boolean supportsOpenCursorsAcrossRollback sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOpenCursorsAcrossRollback() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOpenCursorsAcrossRollback() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports keeping cursors open across rollbacks.
 boolean supportsOpenStatementsAcrossCommit sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOpenStatementsAcrossCommit() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOpenStatementsAcrossCommit() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports keeping statements open across commits.
 boolean supportsOpenStatementsAcrossRollback sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOpenStatementsAcrossRollback() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOpenStatementsAcrossRollback() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports keeping statements open across rollbacks.
 boolean supportsOrderByUnrelated sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOrderByUnrelated() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOrderByUnrelated() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports using a column that is not in the SELECT statement in an ORDER BY clause.
 boolean supportsOuterJoins sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOuterJoins() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOuterJoins() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports some form of outer join.
 boolean supportsPositionedDelete sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsPositionedDelete() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsPositionedDelete() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports positioned DELETE statements.
 boolean supportsPositionedUpdate sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsPositionedUpdate() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsPositionedUpdate() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports positioned UPDATE statements.
 boolean supportsResultSetConcurrency sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsResultSetConcurrency(int, int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsResultSetConcurrency(int, int) (int type, int concurrency)
          Retrieves whether this database supports the given concurrency type in combination with the given result set type.
 boolean supportsResultSetHoldability sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsResultSetHoldability(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsResultSetHoldability(int) (int holdability)
          Retrieves whether this database supports the given result set holdability.
 boolean supportsResultSetType sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsResultSetType(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsResultSetType(int) (int type)
          Retrieves whether this database supports the given result set type.
 boolean supportsSavepoints sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSavepoints() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSavepoints() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports savepoints.
 boolean supportsSchemasInDataManipulation sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSchemasInDataManipulation() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSchemasInDataManipulation() ()
          Retrieves whether a schema name can be used in a data manipulation statement.
 boolean supportsSchemasInIndexDefinitions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSchemasInIndexDefinitions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSchemasInIndexDefinitions() ()
          Retrieves whether a schema name can be used in an index definition statement.
 boolean supportsSchemasInPrivilegeDefinitions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSchemasInPrivilegeDefinitions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSchemasInPrivilegeDefinitions() ()
          Retrieves whether a schema name can be used in a privilege definition statement.
 boolean supportsSchemasInProcedureCalls sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSchemasInProcedureCalls() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSchemasInProcedureCalls() ()
          Retrieves whether a schema name can be used in a procedure call statement.
 boolean supportsSchemasInTableDefinitions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSchemasInTableDefinitions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSchemasInTableDefinitions() ()
          Retrieves whether a schema name can be used in a table definition statement.
 boolean supportsSelectForUpdate sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSelectForUpdate() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSelectForUpdate() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports SELECT FOR UPDATE statements.
 boolean supportsStatementPooling sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsStatementPooling() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsStatementPooling() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports statement pooling.
 boolean supportsStoredProcedures sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsStoredProcedures() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsStoredProcedures() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports stored procedure calls that use the stored procedure escape syntax.
 boolean supportsSubqueriesInComparisons sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSubqueriesInComparisons() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSubqueriesInComparisons() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports subqueries in comparison expressions.
 boolean supportsSubqueriesInExists sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSubqueriesInExists() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSubqueriesInExists() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports subqueries in EXISTS expressions.
 boolean supportsSubqueriesInIns sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSubqueriesInIns() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSubqueriesInIns() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports subqueries in IN statements.
 boolean supportsSubqueriesInQuantifieds sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSubqueriesInQuantifieds() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSubqueriesInQuantifieds() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports subqueries in quantified expressions.
 boolean supportsTableCorrelationNames sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsTableCorrelationNames() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsTableCorrelationNames() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports table correlation names.
 boolean supportsTransactionIsolationLevel sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsTransactionIsolationLevel(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsTransactionIsolationLevel(int) (int level)
          Retrieves whether this database supports the given transaction isolation level.
 boolean supportsTransactions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsTransactions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsTransactions() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports transactions.
 boolean supportsUnion sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsUnion() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsUnion() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports SQL UNION.
 boolean supportsUnionAll sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsUnionAll() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsUnionAll() ()
          Retrieves whether this database supports SQL UNION ALL.
 boolean updatesAreDetected sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.updatesAreDetected(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.updatesAreDetected(int) (int type)
          Retrieves whether or not a visible row update can be detected by calling the method ResultSet.rowUpdated.
 boolean usesLocalFilePerTable sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.usesLocalFilePerTable() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.usesLocalFilePerTable() ()
          Retrieves whether this database uses a file for each table.
 boolean usesLocalFiles sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.usesLocalFiles() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.usesLocalFiles() ()
          Retrieves whether this database stores tables in a local file.
 

Field Detail

procedureResultUnknown sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureResultUnknown

static final int procedureResultUnknown
Indicates that it is not known whether the procedure returns a result.

A possible value for column PROCEDURE_TYPE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getProcedures.

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procedureNoResult sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureNoResult

static final int procedureNoResult
Indicates that the procedure does not return a result.

A possible value for column PROCEDURE_TYPE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getProcedures.

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procedureReturnsResult sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureReturnsResult

static final int procedureReturnsResult
Indicates that the procedure returns a result.

A possible value for column PROCEDURE_TYPE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getProcedures.

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procedureColumnUnknown sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureColumnUnknown

static final int procedureColumnUnknown
Indicates that type of the column is unknown.

A possible value for the column COLUMN_TYPE in the ResultSet returned by the method getProcedureColumns.

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procedureColumnIn sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureColumnIn

static final int procedureColumnIn
Indicates that the column stores IN parameters.

A possible value for the column COLUMN_TYPE in the ResultSet returned by the method getProcedureColumns.

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procedureColumnInOut sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureColumnInOut

static final int procedureColumnInOut
Indicates that the column stores INOUT parameters.

A possible value for the column COLUMN_TYPE in the ResultSet returned by the method getProcedureColumns.

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procedureColumnOut sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureColumnOut

static final int procedureColumnOut
Indicates that the column stores OUT parameters.

A possible value for the column COLUMN_TYPE in the ResultSet returned by the method getProcedureColumns.

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procedureColumnReturn sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureColumnReturn

static final int procedureColumnReturn
Indicates that the column stores return values.

A possible value for the column COLUMN_TYPE in the ResultSet returned by the method getProcedureColumns.

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procedureColumnResult sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureColumnResult

static final int procedureColumnResult
Indicates that the column stores results.

A possible value for the column COLUMN_TYPE in the ResultSet returned by the method getProcedureColumns.

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procedureNoNulls sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureNoNulls

static final int procedureNoNulls
Indicates that NULL values are not allowed.

A possible value for the column NULLABLE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getProcedureColumns.

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procedureNullable sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureNullable

static final int procedureNullable
Indicates that NULL values are allowed.

A possible value for the column NULLABLE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getProcedureColumns.

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procedureNullableUnknown sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.procedureNullableUnknown

static final int procedureNullableUnknown
Indicates that whether NULL values are allowed is unknown.

A possible value for the column NULLABLE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getProcedureColumns.

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columnNoNulls sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.columnNoNulls

static final int columnNoNulls
Indicates that the column might not allow NULL values.

A possible value for the column NULLABLE in the ResultSet returned by the method getColumns.

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columnNullable sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.columnNullable

static final int columnNullable
Indicates that the column definitely allows NULL values.

A possible value for the column NULLABLE in the ResultSet returned by the method getColumns.

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columnNullableUnknown sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.columnNullableUnknown

static final int columnNullableUnknown
Indicates that the nullability of columns is unknown.

A possible value for the column NULLABLE in the ResultSet returned by the method getColumns.

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bestRowTemporary sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.bestRowTemporary

static final int bestRowTemporary
Indicates that the scope of the best row identifier is very temporary, lasting only while the row is being used.

A possible value for the column SCOPE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getBestRowIdentifier.

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bestRowTransaction sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.bestRowTransaction

static final int bestRowTransaction
Indicates that the scope of the best row identifier is the remainder of the current transaction.

A possible value for the column SCOPE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getBestRowIdentifier.

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bestRowSession sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.bestRowSession

static final int bestRowSession
Indicates that the scope of the best row identifier is the remainder of the current session.

A possible value for the column SCOPE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getBestRowIdentifier.

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bestRowUnknown sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.bestRowUnknown

static final int bestRowUnknown
Indicates that the best row identifier may or may not be a pseudo column.

A possible value for the column PSEUDO_COLUMN in the ResultSet object returned by the method getBestRowIdentifier.

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bestRowNotPseudo sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.bestRowNotPseudo

static final int bestRowNotPseudo
Indicates that the best row identifier is NOT a pseudo column.

A possible value for the column PSEUDO_COLUMN in the ResultSet object returned by the method getBestRowIdentifier.

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bestRowPseudo sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.bestRowPseudo

static final int bestRowPseudo
Indicates that the best row identifier is a pseudo column.

A possible value for the column PSEUDO_COLUMN in the ResultSet object returned by the method getBestRowIdentifier.

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versionColumnUnknown sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.versionColumnUnknown

static final int versionColumnUnknown
Indicates that this version column may or may not be a pseudo column.

A possible value for the column PSEUDO_COLUMN in the ResultSet object returned by the method getVersionColumns.

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versionColumnNotPseudo sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.versionColumnNotPseudo

static final int versionColumnNotPseudo
Indicates that this version column is NOT a pseudo column.

A possible value for the column PSEUDO_COLUMN in the ResultSet object returned by the method getVersionColumns.

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versionColumnPseudo sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.versionColumnPseudo

static final int versionColumnPseudo
Indicates that this version column is a pseudo column.

A possible value for the column PSEUDO_COLUMN in the ResultSet object returned by the method getVersionColumns.

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importedKeyCascade sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeyCascade

static final int importedKeyCascade
For the column UPDATE_RULE, indicates that when the primary key is updated, the foreign key (imported key) is changed to agree with it. For the column DELETE_RULE, it indicates that when the primary key is deleted, rows that imported that key are deleted.

A possible value for the columns UPDATE_RULE and DELETE_RULE in the ResultSet objects returned by the methods getImportedKeys, getExportedKeys, and getCrossReference.

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importedKeyRestrict sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeyRestrict

static final int importedKeyRestrict
For the column UPDATE_RULE, indicates that a primary key may not be updated if it has been imported by another table as a foreign key. For the column DELETE_RULE, indicates that a primary key may not be deleted if it has been imported by another table as a foreign key.

A possible value for the columns UPDATE_RULE and DELETE_RULE in the ResultSet objects returned by the methods getImportedKeys, getExportedKeys, and getCrossReference.

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importedKeySetNull sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeySetNull

static final int importedKeySetNull
For the columns UPDATE_RULE and DELETE_RULE, indicates that when the primary key is updated or deleted, the foreign key (imported key) is changed to NULL.

A possible value for the columns UPDATE_RULE and DELETE_RULE in the ResultSet objects returned by the methods getImportedKeys, getExportedKeys, and getCrossReference.

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importedKeyNoAction sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeyNoAction

static final int importedKeyNoAction
For the columns UPDATE_RULE and DELETE_RULE, indicates that if the primary key has been imported, it cannot be updated or deleted.

A possible value for the columns UPDATE_RULE and DELETE_RULE in the ResultSet objects returned by the methods getImportedKeys, getExportedKeys, and getCrossReference.

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importedKeySetDefault sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeySetDefault

static final int importedKeySetDefault
For the columns UPDATE_RULE and DELETE_RULE, indicates that if the primary key is updated or deleted, the foreign key (imported key) is set to the default value.

A possible value for the columns UPDATE_RULE and DELETE_RULE in the ResultSet objects returned by the methods getImportedKeys, getExportedKeys, and getCrossReference.

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importedKeyInitiallyDeferred sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeyInitiallyDeferred

static final int importedKeyInitiallyDeferred
Indicates deferrability. See SQL-92 for a definition.

A possible value for the column DEFERRABILITY in the ResultSet objects returned by the methods getImportedKeys, getExportedKeys, and getCrossReference.

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importedKeyInitiallyImmediate sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeyInitiallyImmediate

static final int importedKeyInitiallyImmediate
Indicates deferrability. See SQL-92 for a definition.

A possible value for the column DEFERRABILITY in the ResultSet objects returned by the methods getImportedKeys, getExportedKeys, and getCrossReference.

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importedKeyNotDeferrable sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.importedKeyNotDeferrable

static final int importedKeyNotDeferrable
Indicates deferrability. See SQL-92 for a definition.

A possible value for the column DEFERRABILITY in the ResultSet objects returned by the methods getImportedKeys, getExportedKeys, and getCrossReference.

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typeNoNulls sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.typeNoNulls

static final int typeNoNulls
Indicates that a NULL value is NOT allowed for this data type.

A possible value for column NULLABLE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getTypeInfo.

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typeNullable sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.typeNullable

static final int typeNullable
Indicates that a NULL value is allowed for this data type.

A possible value for column NULLABLE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getTypeInfo.

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typeNullableUnknown sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.typeNullableUnknown

static final int typeNullableUnknown
Indicates that it is not known whether a NULL value is allowed for this data type.

A possible value for column NULLABLE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getTypeInfo.

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typePredNone sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.typePredNone

static final int typePredNone
Indicates that WHERE search clauses are not supported for this type.

A possible value for column SEARCHABLE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getTypeInfo.

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typePredChar sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.typePredChar

static final int typePredChar
Indicates that the only WHERE search clause that can be based on this type is WHERE . . . LIKE.

A possible value for column SEARCHABLE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getTypeInfo.

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typePredBasic sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.typePredBasic

static final int typePredBasic
Indicates that one can base all WHERE search clauses except WHERE . . . LIKE on this data type.

A possible value for column SEARCHABLE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getTypeInfo.

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typeSearchable sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.typeSearchable

static final int typeSearchable
Indicates that all WHERE search clauses can be based on this type.

A possible value for column SEARCHABLE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getTypeInfo.

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tableIndexStatistic sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.tableIndexStatistic

static final short tableIndexStatistic
Indicates that this column contains table statistics that are returned in conjunction with a table's index descriptions.

A possible value for column TYPE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getIndexInfo.

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tableIndexClustered sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.tableIndexClustered

static final short tableIndexClustered
Indicates that this table index is a clustered index.

A possible value for column TYPE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getIndexInfo.

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tableIndexHashed sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.tableIndexHashed

static final short tableIndexHashed
Indicates that this table index is a hashed index.

A possible value for column TYPE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getIndexInfo.

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tableIndexOther sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.tableIndexOther

static final short tableIndexOther
Indicates that this table index is not a clustered index, a hashed index, or table statistics; it is something other than these.

A possible value for column TYPE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getIndexInfo.

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attributeNoNulls sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.attributeNoNulls

static final short attributeNoNulls
Indicates that NULL values might not be allowed.

A possible value for the column NULLABLE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getAttributes.

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attributeNullable sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.attributeNullable

static final short attributeNullable
Indicates that NULL values are definitely allowed.

A possible value for the column NULLABLE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getAttributes.

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attributeNullableUnknown sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.attributeNullableUnknown

static final short attributeNullableUnknown
Indicates that whether NULL values are allowed is not known.

A possible value for the column NULLABLE in the ResultSet object returned by the method getAttributes.

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sqlStateXOpen sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.sqlStateXOpen

static final int sqlStateXOpen
Indicates that the value is an X/Open (now know as Open Group) SQL CLI SQLSTATE value.

A possible return value for the method SQLException.getSQLState.

Since:
1.4
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sqlStateSQL99 sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.sqlStateSQL99

static final int sqlStateSQL99
Indicates that the value is an SQL99 SQLSTATE value.

A possible return value for the method SQLException.getSQLState.

Since:
1.4
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Method Detail

allProceduresAreCallable sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.allProceduresAreCallable() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.allProceduresAreCallable()

boolean allProceduresAreCallable()
                                 throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether the current user can call all the procedures returned by the method getProcedures.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

allTablesAreSelectable sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.allTablesAreSelectable() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.allTablesAreSelectable()

boolean allTablesAreSelectable()
                               throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether the current user can use all the tables returned by the method getTables in a SELECT statement.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getURL sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getURL() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getURL()

String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  getURL()
              throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the URL for this DBMS.

Returns:
the URL for this DBMS or null if it cannot be generated
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getUserName sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getUserName() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getUserName()

String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  getUserName()
                   throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the user name as known to this database.

Returns:
the database user name
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

isReadOnly sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.isReadOnly() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.isReadOnly()

boolean isReadOnly()
                   throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database is in read-only mode.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

nullsAreSortedHigh sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.nullsAreSortedHigh() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.nullsAreSortedHigh()

boolean nullsAreSortedHigh()
                           throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether NULL values are sorted high. Sorted high means that NULL values sort higher than any other value in a domain. In an ascending order, if this method returns true, NULL values will appear at the end. By contrast, the method nullsAreSortedAtEnd indicates whether NULL values are sorted at the end regardless of sort order.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

nullsAreSortedLow sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.nullsAreSortedLow() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.nullsAreSortedLow()

boolean nullsAreSortedLow()
                          throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether NULL values are sorted low. Sorted low means that NULL values sort lower than any other value in a domain. In an ascending order, if this method returns true, NULL values will appear at the beginning. By contrast, the method nullsAreSortedAtStart indicates whether NULL values are sorted at the beginning regardless of sort order.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

nullsAreSortedAtStart sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.nullsAreSortedAtStart() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.nullsAreSortedAtStart()

boolean nullsAreSortedAtStart()
                              throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether NULL values are sorted at the start regardless of sort order.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

nullsAreSortedAtEnd sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.nullsAreSortedAtEnd() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.nullsAreSortedAtEnd()

boolean nullsAreSortedAtEnd()
                            throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether NULL values are sorted at the end regardless of sort order.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getDatabaseProductName sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDatabaseProductName() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDatabaseProductName()

String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  getDatabaseProductName()
                              throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the name of this database product.

Returns:
database product name
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getDatabaseProductVersion sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDatabaseProductVersion() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDatabaseProductVersion()

String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  getDatabaseProductVersion()
                                 throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the version number of this database product.

Returns:
database version number
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getDriverName sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDriverName() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDriverName()

String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  getDriverName()
                     throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the name of this JDBC driver.

Returns:
JDBC driver name
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getDriverVersion sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDriverVersion() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDriverVersion()

String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  getDriverVersion()
                        throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the version number of this JDBC driver as a String.

Returns:
JDBC driver version
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getDriverMajorVersion sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDriverMajorVersion() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDriverMajorVersion()

int getDriverMajorVersion()
Retrieves this JDBC driver's major version number.

Returns:
JDBC driver major version

getDriverMinorVersion sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDriverMinorVersion() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDriverMinorVersion()

int getDriverMinorVersion()
Retrieves this JDBC driver's minor version number.

Returns:
JDBC driver minor version number

usesLocalFiles sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.usesLocalFiles() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.usesLocalFiles()

boolean usesLocalFiles()
                       throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database stores tables in a local file.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

usesLocalFilePerTable sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.usesLocalFilePerTable() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.usesLocalFilePerTable()

boolean usesLocalFilePerTable()
                              throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database uses a file for each table.

Returns:
true if this database uses a local file for each table; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsMixedCaseIdentifiers sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMixedCaseIdentifiers() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMixedCaseIdentifiers()

boolean supportsMixedCaseIdentifiers()
                                     throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database treats mixed case unquoted SQL identifiers as case sensitive and as a result stores them in mixed case.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

storesUpperCaseIdentifiers sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesUpperCaseIdentifiers() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesUpperCaseIdentifiers()

boolean storesUpperCaseIdentifiers()
                                   throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database treats mixed case unquoted SQL identifiers as case insensitive and stores them in upper case.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

storesLowerCaseIdentifiers sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesLowerCaseIdentifiers() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesLowerCaseIdentifiers()

boolean storesLowerCaseIdentifiers()
                                   throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database treats mixed case unquoted SQL identifiers as case insensitive and stores them in lower case.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

storesMixedCaseIdentifiers sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesMixedCaseIdentifiers() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesMixedCaseIdentifiers()

boolean storesMixedCaseIdentifiers()
                                   throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database treats mixed case unquoted SQL identifiers as case insensitive and stores them in mixed case.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsMixedCaseQuotedIdentifiers sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMixedCaseQuotedIdentifiers() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMixedCaseQuotedIdentifiers()

boolean supportsMixedCaseQuotedIdentifiers()
                                           throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database treats mixed case quoted SQL identifiers as case sensitive and as a result stores them in mixed case.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

storesUpperCaseQuotedIdentifiers sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesUpperCaseQuotedIdentifiers() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesUpperCaseQuotedIdentifiers()

boolean storesUpperCaseQuotedIdentifiers()
                                         throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database treats mixed case quoted SQL identifiers as case insensitive and stores them in upper case.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

storesLowerCaseQuotedIdentifiers sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesLowerCaseQuotedIdentifiers() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesLowerCaseQuotedIdentifiers()

boolean storesLowerCaseQuotedIdentifiers()
                                         throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database treats mixed case quoted SQL identifiers as case insensitive and stores them in lower case.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

storesMixedCaseQuotedIdentifiers sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesMixedCaseQuotedIdentifiers() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.storesMixedCaseQuotedIdentifiers()

boolean storesMixedCaseQuotedIdentifiers()
                                         throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database treats mixed case quoted SQL identifiers as case insensitive and stores them in mixed case.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getIdentifierQuoteString sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getIdentifierQuoteString() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getIdentifierQuoteString()

String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  getIdentifierQuoteString()
                                throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the string used to quote SQL identifiers. This method returns a space " " if identifier quoting is not supported.

Returns:
the quoting string or a space if quoting is not supported
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getSQLKeywords sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSQLKeywords() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSQLKeywords()

String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  getSQLKeywords()
                      throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a comma-separated list of all of this database's SQL keywords that are NOT also SQL92 keywords.

Returns:
the list of this database's keywords that are not also SQL92 keywords
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getNumericFunctions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getNumericFunctions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getNumericFunctions()

String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  getNumericFunctions()
                           throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a comma-separated list of math functions available with this database. These are the Open /Open CLI math function names used in the JDBC function escape clause.

Returns:
the list of math functions supported by this database
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getStringFunctions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getStringFunctions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getStringFunctions()

String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  getStringFunctions()
                          throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a comma-separated list of string functions available with this database. These are the Open Group CLI string function names used in the JDBC function escape clause.

Returns:
the list of string functions supported by this database
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getSystemFunctions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSystemFunctions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSystemFunctions()

String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  getSystemFunctions()
                          throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a comma-separated list of system functions available with this database. These are the Open Group CLI system function names used in the JDBC function escape clause.

Returns:
a list of system functions supported by this database
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getTimeDateFunctions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getTimeDateFunctions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getTimeDateFunctions()

String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  getTimeDateFunctions()
                            throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a comma-separated list of the time and date functions available with this database.

Returns:
the list of time and date functions supported by this database
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getSearchStringEscape sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSearchStringEscape() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSearchStringEscape()

String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  getSearchStringEscape()
                             throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the string that can be used to escape wildcard characters. This is the string that can be used to escape '_' or '%' in the catalog search parameters that are a pattern (and therefore use one of the wildcard characters).

The '_' character represents any single character; the '%' character represents any sequence of zero or more characters.

Returns:
the string used to escape wildcard characters
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getExtraNameCharacters sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getExtraNameCharacters() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getExtraNameCharacters()

String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  getExtraNameCharacters()
                              throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves all the "extra" characters that can be used in unquoted identifier names (those beyond a-z, A-Z, 0-9 and _).

Returns:
the string containing the extra characters
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsAlterTableWithAddColumn sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsAlterTableWithAddColumn() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsAlterTableWithAddColumn()

boolean supportsAlterTableWithAddColumn()
                                        throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports ALTER TABLE with add column.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsAlterTableWithDropColumn sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsAlterTableWithDropColumn() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsAlterTableWithDropColumn()

boolean supportsAlterTableWithDropColumn()
                                         throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports ALTER TABLE with drop column.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsColumnAliasing sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsColumnAliasing() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsColumnAliasing()

boolean supportsColumnAliasing()
                               throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports column aliasing.

If so, the SQL AS clause can be used to provide names for computed columns or to provide alias names for columns as required.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

nullPlusNonNullIsNull sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.nullPlusNonNullIsNull() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.nullPlusNonNullIsNull()

boolean nullPlusNonNullIsNull()
                              throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports concatenations between NULL and non-NULL values being NULL.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsConvert sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsConvert() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsConvert()

boolean supportsConvert()
                        throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports the CONVERT function between SQL types.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsConvert sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsConvert(int, int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsConvert(int, int)

boolean supportsConvert(int fromType,
                        int toType)
                        throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports the CONVERT for two given SQL types.

Parameters:
fromType - the type to convert from; one of the type codes from the class java.sql.Types
toType - the type to convert to; one of the type codes from the class java.sql.Types
Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
See Also:
Types sample code for java.sql.Types definition code for java.sql.Types

supportsTableCorrelationNames sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsTableCorrelationNames() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsTableCorrelationNames()

boolean supportsTableCorrelationNames()
                                      throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports table correlation names.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsDifferentTableCorrelationNames sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsDifferentTableCorrelationNames() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsDifferentTableCorrelationNames()

boolean supportsDifferentTableCorrelationNames()
                                               throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether, when table correlation names are supported, they are restricted to being different from the names of the tables.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsExpressionsInOrderBy sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsExpressionsInOrderBy() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsExpressionsInOrderBy()

boolean supportsExpressionsInOrderBy()
                                     throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports expressions in ORDER BY lists.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsOrderByUnrelated sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOrderByUnrelated() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOrderByUnrelated()

boolean supportsOrderByUnrelated()
                                 throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports using a column that is not in the SELECT statement in an ORDER BY clause.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsGroupBy sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsGroupBy() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsGroupBy()

boolean supportsGroupBy()
                        throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports some form of GROUP BY clause.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsGroupByUnrelated sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsGroupByUnrelated() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsGroupByUnrelated()

boolean supportsGroupByUnrelated()
                                 throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports using a column that is not in the SELECT statement in a GROUP BY clause.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsGroupByBeyondSelect sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsGroupByBeyondSelect() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsGroupByBeyondSelect()

boolean supportsGroupByBeyondSelect()
                                    throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports using columns not included in the SELECT statement in a GROUP BY clause provided that all of the columns in the SELECT statement are included in the GROUP BY clause.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsLikeEscapeClause sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsLikeEscapeClause() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsLikeEscapeClause()

boolean supportsLikeEscapeClause()
                                 throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports specifying a LIKE escape clause.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsMultipleResultSets sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMultipleResultSets() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMultipleResultSets()

boolean supportsMultipleResultSets()
                                   throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports getting multiple ResultSet objects from a single call to the method execute.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsMultipleTransactions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMultipleTransactions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMultipleTransactions()

boolean supportsMultipleTransactions()
                                     throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database allows having multiple transactions open at once (on different connections).

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsNonNullableColumns sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsNonNullableColumns() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsNonNullableColumns()

boolean supportsNonNullableColumns()
                                   throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether columns in this database may be defined as non-nullable.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsMinimumSQLGrammar sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMinimumSQLGrammar() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMinimumSQLGrammar()

boolean supportsMinimumSQLGrammar()
                                  throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports the ODBC Minimum SQL grammar.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsCoreSQLGrammar sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCoreSQLGrammar() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCoreSQLGrammar()

boolean supportsCoreSQLGrammar()
                               throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports the ODBC Core SQL grammar.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsExtendedSQLGrammar sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsExtendedSQLGrammar() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsExtendedSQLGrammar()

boolean supportsExtendedSQLGrammar()
                                   throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports the ODBC Extended SQL grammar.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsANSI92EntryLevelSQL sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsANSI92EntryLevelSQL() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsANSI92EntryLevelSQL()

boolean supportsANSI92EntryLevelSQL()
                                    throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports the ANSI92 entry level SQL grammar.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsANSI92IntermediateSQL sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsANSI92IntermediateSQL() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsANSI92IntermediateSQL()

boolean supportsANSI92IntermediateSQL()
                                      throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports the ANSI92 intermediate SQL grammar supported.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsANSI92FullSQL sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsANSI92FullSQL() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsANSI92FullSQL()

boolean supportsANSI92FullSQL()
                              throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports the ANSI92 full SQL grammar supported.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsIntegrityEnhancementFacility sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsIntegrityEnhancementFacility() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsIntegrityEnhancementFacility()

boolean supportsIntegrityEnhancementFacility()
                                             throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports the SQL Integrity Enhancement Facility.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsOuterJoins sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOuterJoins() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOuterJoins()

boolean supportsOuterJoins()
                           throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports some form of outer join.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsFullOuterJoins sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsFullOuterJoins() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsFullOuterJoins()

boolean supportsFullOuterJoins()
                               throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports full nested outer joins.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsLimitedOuterJoins sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsLimitedOuterJoins() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsLimitedOuterJoins()

boolean supportsLimitedOuterJoins()
                                  throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database provides limited support for outer joins. (This will be true if the method supportsFullOuterJoins returns true).

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getSchemaTerm sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSchemaTerm() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSchemaTerm()

String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  getSchemaTerm()
                     throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the database vendor's preferred term for "schema".

Returns:
the vendor term for "schema"
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getProcedureTerm sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getProcedureTerm() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getProcedureTerm()

String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  getProcedureTerm()
                        throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the database vendor's preferred term for "procedure".

Returns:
the vendor term for "procedure"
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getCatalogTerm sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getCatalogTerm() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getCatalogTerm()

String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  getCatalogTerm()
                      throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the database vendor's preferred term for "catalog".

Returns:
the vendor term for "catalog"
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

isCatalogAtStart sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.isCatalogAtStart() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.isCatalogAtStart()

boolean isCatalogAtStart()
                         throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether a catalog appears at the start of a fully qualified table name. If not, the catalog appears at the end.

Returns:
true if the catalog name appears at the beginning of a fully qualified table name; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getCatalogSeparator sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getCatalogSeparator() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getCatalogSeparator()

String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  getCatalogSeparator()
                           throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the String that this database uses as the separator between a catalog and table name.

Returns:
the separator string
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsSchemasInDataManipulation sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSchemasInDataManipulation() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSchemasInDataManipulation()

boolean supportsSchemasInDataManipulation()
                                          throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether a schema name can be used in a data manipulation statement.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsSchemasInProcedureCalls sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSchemasInProcedureCalls() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSchemasInProcedureCalls()

boolean supportsSchemasInProcedureCalls()
                                        throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether a schema name can be used in a procedure call statement.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsSchemasInTableDefinitions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSchemasInTableDefinitions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSchemasInTableDefinitions()

boolean supportsSchemasInTableDefinitions()
                                          throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether a schema name can be used in a table definition statement.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsSchemasInIndexDefinitions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSchemasInIndexDefinitions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSchemasInIndexDefinitions()

boolean supportsSchemasInIndexDefinitions()
                                          throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether a schema name can be used in an index definition statement.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsSchemasInPrivilegeDefinitions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSchemasInPrivilegeDefinitions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSchemasInPrivilegeDefinitions()

boolean supportsSchemasInPrivilegeDefinitions()
                                              throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether a schema name can be used in a privilege definition statement.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsCatalogsInDataManipulation sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCatalogsInDataManipulation() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCatalogsInDataManipulation()

boolean supportsCatalogsInDataManipulation()
                                           throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether a catalog name can be used in a data manipulation statement.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsCatalogsInProcedureCalls sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCatalogsInProcedureCalls() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCatalogsInProcedureCalls()

boolean supportsCatalogsInProcedureCalls()
                                         throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether a catalog name can be used in a procedure call statement.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsCatalogsInTableDefinitions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCatalogsInTableDefinitions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCatalogsInTableDefinitions()

boolean supportsCatalogsInTableDefinitions()
                                           throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether a catalog name can be used in a table definition statement.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsCatalogsInIndexDefinitions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCatalogsInIndexDefinitions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCatalogsInIndexDefinitions()

boolean supportsCatalogsInIndexDefinitions()
                                           throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether a catalog name can be used in an index definition statement.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsCatalogsInPrivilegeDefinitions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCatalogsInPrivilegeDefinitions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCatalogsInPrivilegeDefinitions()

boolean supportsCatalogsInPrivilegeDefinitions()
                                               throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether a catalog name can be used in a privilege definition statement.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsPositionedDelete sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsPositionedDelete() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsPositionedDelete()

boolean supportsPositionedDelete()
                                 throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports positioned DELETE statements.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsPositionedUpdate sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsPositionedUpdate() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsPositionedUpdate()

boolean supportsPositionedUpdate()
                                 throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports positioned UPDATE statements.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsSelectForUpdate sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSelectForUpdate() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSelectForUpdate()

boolean supportsSelectForUpdate()
                                throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports SELECT FOR UPDATE statements.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsStoredProcedures sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsStoredProcedures() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsStoredProcedures()

boolean supportsStoredProcedures()
                                 throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports stored procedure calls that use the stored procedure escape syntax.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsSubqueriesInComparisons sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSubqueriesInComparisons() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSubqueriesInComparisons()

boolean supportsSubqueriesInComparisons()
                                        throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports subqueries in comparison expressions.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsSubqueriesInExists sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSubqueriesInExists() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSubqueriesInExists()

boolean supportsSubqueriesInExists()
                                   throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports subqueries in EXISTS expressions.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsSubqueriesInIns sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSubqueriesInIns() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSubqueriesInIns()

boolean supportsSubqueriesInIns()
                                throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports subqueries in IN statements.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsSubqueriesInQuantifieds sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSubqueriesInQuantifieds() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSubqueriesInQuantifieds()

boolean supportsSubqueriesInQuantifieds()
                                        throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports subqueries in quantified expressions.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsCorrelatedSubqueries sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCorrelatedSubqueries() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsCorrelatedSubqueries()

boolean supportsCorrelatedSubqueries()
                                     throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports correlated subqueries.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsUnion sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsUnion() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsUnion()

boolean supportsUnion()
                      throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports SQL UNION.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsUnionAll sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsUnionAll() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsUnionAll()

boolean supportsUnionAll()
                         throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports SQL UNION ALL.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsOpenCursorsAcrossCommit sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOpenCursorsAcrossCommit() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOpenCursorsAcrossCommit()

boolean supportsOpenCursorsAcrossCommit()
                                        throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports keeping cursors open across commits.

Returns:
true if cursors always remain open; false if they might not remain open
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsOpenCursorsAcrossRollback sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOpenCursorsAcrossRollback() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOpenCursorsAcrossRollback()

boolean supportsOpenCursorsAcrossRollback()
                                          throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports keeping cursors open across rollbacks.

Returns:
true if cursors always remain open; false if they might not remain open
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsOpenStatementsAcrossCommit sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOpenStatementsAcrossCommit() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOpenStatementsAcrossCommit()

boolean supportsOpenStatementsAcrossCommit()
                                           throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports keeping statements open across commits.

Returns:
true if statements always remain open; false if they might not remain open
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsOpenStatementsAcrossRollback sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOpenStatementsAcrossRollback() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsOpenStatementsAcrossRollback()

boolean supportsOpenStatementsAcrossRollback()
                                             throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports keeping statements open across rollbacks.

Returns:
true if statements always remain open; false if they might not remain open
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getMaxBinaryLiteralLength sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxBinaryLiteralLength() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxBinaryLiteralLength()

int getMaxBinaryLiteralLength()
                              throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the maximum number of hex characters this database allows in an inline binary literal.

Returns:
max the maximum length (in hex characters) for a binary literal; a result of zero means that there is no limit or the limit is not known
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getMaxCharLiteralLength sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxCharLiteralLength() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxCharLiteralLength()

int getMaxCharLiteralLength()
                            throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the maximum number of characters this database allows for a character literal.

Returns:
the maximum number of characters allowed for a character literal; a result of zero means that there is no limit or the limit is not known
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getMaxColumnNameLength sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnNameLength() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnNameLength()

int getMaxColumnNameLength()
                           throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the maximum number of characters this database allows for a column name.

Returns:
the maximum number of characters allowed for a column name; a result of zero means that there is no limit or the limit is not known
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getMaxColumnsInGroupBy sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnsInGroupBy() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnsInGroupBy()

int getMaxColumnsInGroupBy()
                           throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the maximum number of columns this database allows in a GROUP BY clause.

Returns:
the maximum number of columns allowed; a result of zero means that there is no limit or the limit is not known
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getMaxColumnsInIndex sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnsInIndex() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnsInIndex()

int getMaxColumnsInIndex()
                         throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the maximum number of columns this database allows in an index.

Returns:
the maximum number of columns allowed; a result of zero means that there is no limit or the limit is not known
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getMaxColumnsInOrderBy sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnsInOrderBy() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnsInOrderBy()

int getMaxColumnsInOrderBy()
                           throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the maximum number of columns this database allows in an ORDER BY clause.

Returns:
the maximum number of columns allowed; a result of zero means that there is no limit or the limit is not known
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getMaxColumnsInSelect sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnsInSelect() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnsInSelect()

int getMaxColumnsInSelect()
                          throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the maximum number of columns this database allows in a SELECT list.

Returns:
the maximum number of columns allowed; a result of zero means that there is no limit or the limit is not known
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getMaxColumnsInTable sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnsInTable() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxColumnsInTable()

int getMaxColumnsInTable()
                         throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the maximum number of columns this database allows in a table.

Returns:
the maximum number of columns allowed; a result of zero means that there is no limit or the limit is not known
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getMaxConnections sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxConnections() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxConnections()

int getMaxConnections()
                      throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the maximum number of concurrent connections to this database that are possible.

Returns:
the maximum number of active connections possible at one time; a result of zero means that there is no limit or the limit is not known
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getMaxCursorNameLength sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxCursorNameLength() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxCursorNameLength()

int getMaxCursorNameLength()
                           throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the maximum number of characters that this database allows in a cursor name.

Returns:
the maximum number of characters allowed in a cursor name; a result of zero means that there is no limit or the limit is not known
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getMaxIndexLength sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxIndexLength() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxIndexLength()

int getMaxIndexLength()
                      throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the maximum number of bytes this database allows for an index, including all of the parts of the index.

Returns:
the maximum number of bytes allowed; this limit includes the composite of all the constituent parts of the index; a result of zero means that there is no limit or the limit is not known
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getMaxSchemaNameLength sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxSchemaNameLength() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxSchemaNameLength()

int getMaxSchemaNameLength()
                           throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the maximum number of characters that this database allows in a schema name.

Returns:
the maximum number of characters allowed in a schema name; a result of zero means that there is no limit or the limit is not known
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getMaxProcedureNameLength sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxProcedureNameLength() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxProcedureNameLength()

int getMaxProcedureNameLength()
                              throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the maximum number of characters that this database allows in a procedure name.

Returns:
the maximum number of characters allowed in a procedure name; a result of zero means that there is no limit or the limit is not known
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getMaxCatalogNameLength sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxCatalogNameLength() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxCatalogNameLength()

int getMaxCatalogNameLength()
                            throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the maximum number of characters that this database allows in a catalog name.

Returns:
the maximum number of characters allowed in a catalog name; a result of zero means that there is no limit or the limit is not known
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getMaxRowSize sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxRowSize() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxRowSize()

int getMaxRowSize()
                  throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the maximum number of bytes this database allows in a single row.

Returns:
the maximum number of bytes allowed for a row; a result of zero means that there is no limit or the limit is not known
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

doesMaxRowSizeIncludeBlobs sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.doesMaxRowSizeIncludeBlobs() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.doesMaxRowSizeIncludeBlobs()

boolean doesMaxRowSizeIncludeBlobs()
                                   throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether the return value for the method getMaxRowSize includes the SQL data types LONGVARCHAR and LONGVARBINARY.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getMaxStatementLength sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxStatementLength() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxStatementLength()

int getMaxStatementLength()
                          throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the maximum number of characters this database allows in an SQL statement.

Returns:
the maximum number of characters allowed for an SQL statement; a result of zero means that there is no limit or the limit is not known
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getMaxStatements sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxStatements() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxStatements()

int getMaxStatements()
                     throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the maximum number of active statements to this database that can be open at the same time.

Returns:
the maximum number of statements that can be open at one time; a result of zero means that there is no limit or the limit is not known
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getMaxTableNameLength sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxTableNameLength() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxTableNameLength()

int getMaxTableNameLength()
                          throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the maximum number of characters this database allows in a table name.

Returns:
the maximum number of characters allowed for a table name; a result of zero means that there is no limit or the limit is not known
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getMaxTablesInSelect sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxTablesInSelect() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxTablesInSelect()

int getMaxTablesInSelect()
                         throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the maximum number of tables this database allows in a SELECT statement.

Returns:
the maximum number of tables allowed in a SELECT statement; a result of zero means that there is no limit or the limit is not known
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getMaxUserNameLength sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxUserNameLength() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getMaxUserNameLength()

int getMaxUserNameLength()
                         throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the maximum number of characters this database allows in a user name.

Returns:
the maximum number of characters allowed for a user name; a result of zero means that there is no limit or the limit is not known
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getDefaultTransactionIsolation sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDefaultTransactionIsolation() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDefaultTransactionIsolation()

int getDefaultTransactionIsolation()
                                   throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves this database's default transaction isolation level. The possible values are defined in java.sql.Connection.

Returns:
the default isolation level
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
See Also:
Connection sample code for java.sql.Connection definition code for java.sql.Connection

supportsTransactions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsTransactions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsTransactions()

boolean supportsTransactions()
                             throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports transactions. If not, invoking the method commit is a noop, and the isolation level is TRANSACTION_NONE.

Returns:
true if transactions are supported; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsTransactionIsolationLevel sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsTransactionIsolationLevel(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsTransactionIsolationLevel(int)

boolean supportsTransactionIsolationLevel(int level)
                                          throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports the given transaction isolation level.

Parameters:
level - one of the transaction isolation levels defined in java.sql.Connection
Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
See Also:
Connection sample code for java.sql.Connection definition code for java.sql.Connection

supportsDataDefinitionAndDataManipulationTransactions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsDataDefinitionAndDataManipulationTransactions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsDataDefinitionAndDataManipulationTransactions()

boolean supportsDataDefinitionAndDataManipulationTransactions()
                                                              throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports both data definition and data manipulation statements within a transaction.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsDataManipulationTransactionsOnly sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsDataManipulationTransactionsOnly() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsDataManipulationTransactionsOnly()

boolean supportsDataManipulationTransactionsOnly()
                                                 throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports only data manipulation statements within a transaction.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

dataDefinitionCausesTransactionCommit sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.dataDefinitionCausesTransactionCommit() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.dataDefinitionCausesTransactionCommit()

boolean dataDefinitionCausesTransactionCommit()
                                              throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether a data definition statement within a transaction forces the transaction to commit.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

dataDefinitionIgnoredInTransactions sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.dataDefinitionIgnoredInTransactions() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.dataDefinitionIgnoredInTransactions()

boolean dataDefinitionIgnoredInTransactions()
                                            throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database ignores a data definition statement within a transaction.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getProcedures sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getProcedures(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getProcedures(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String)

ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet  getProcedures(String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog,
                        String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schemaPattern,
                        String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  procedureNamePattern)
                        throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a description of the stored procedures available in the given catalog.

Only procedure descriptions matching the schema and procedure name criteria are returned. They are ordered by PROCEDURE_SCHEM and PROCEDURE_NAME.

Each procedure description has the the following columns:

  1. PROCEDURE_CAT String => procedure catalog (may be null)
  2. PROCEDURE_SCHEM String => procedure schema (may be null)
  3. PROCEDURE_NAME String => procedure name
  4. reserved for future use
  5. reserved for future use
  6. reserved for future use
  7. REMARKS String => explanatory comment on the procedure
  8. PROCEDURE_TYPE short => kind of procedure:
    • procedureResultUnknown - May return a result
    • procedureNoResult - Does not return a result
    • procedureReturnsResult - Returns a result

Parameters:
catalog - a catalog name; must match the catalog name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a catalog; null means that the catalog name should not be used to narrow the search
schemaPattern - a schema name pattern; must match the schema name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a schema; null means that the schema name should not be used to narrow the search
procedureNamePattern - a procedure name pattern; must match the procedure name as it is stored in the database
Returns:
ResultSet - each row is a procedure description
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
See Also:
getSearchStringEscape() sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSearchStringEscape() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSearchStringEscape()

getProcedureColumns sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getProcedureColumns(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getProcedureColumns(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String)

ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet  getProcedureColumns(String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog,
                              String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schemaPattern,
                              String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  procedureNamePattern,
                              String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  columnNamePattern)
                              throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a description of the given catalog's stored procedure parameter and result columns.

Only descriptions matching the schema, procedure and parameter name criteria are returned. They are ordered by PROCEDURE_SCHEM and PROCEDURE_NAME. Within this, the return value, if any, is first. Next are the parameter descriptions in call order. The column descriptions follow in column number order.

Each row in the ResultSet is a parameter description or column description with the following fields:

  1. PROCEDURE_CAT String => procedure catalog (may be null)
  2. PROCEDURE_SCHEM String => procedure schema (may be null)
  3. PROCEDURE_NAME String => procedure name
  4. COLUMN_NAME String => column/parameter name
  5. COLUMN_TYPE Short => kind of column/parameter:
    • procedureColumnUnknown - nobody knows
    • procedureColumnIn - IN parameter
    • procedureColumnInOut - INOUT parameter
    • procedureColumnOut - OUT parameter
    • procedureColumnReturn - procedure return value
    • procedureColumnResult - result column in ResultSet
  6. DATA_TYPE int => SQL type from java.sql.Types
  7. TYPE_NAME String => SQL type name, for a UDT type the type name is fully qualified
  8. PRECISION int => precision
  9. LENGTH int => length in bytes of data
  10. SCALE short => scale
  11. RADIX short => radix
  12. NULLABLE short => can it contain NULL.
    • procedureNoNulls - does not allow NULL values
    • procedureNullable - allows NULL values
    • procedureNullableUnknown - nullability unknown
  13. REMARKS String => comment describing parameter/column

Note: Some databases may not return the column descriptions for a procedure. Additional columns beyond REMARKS can be defined by the database.

Parameters:
catalog - a catalog name; must match the catalog name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a catalog; null means that the catalog name should not be used to narrow the search
schemaPattern - a schema name pattern; must match the schema name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a schema; null means that the schema name should not be used to narrow the search
procedureNamePattern - a procedure name pattern; must match the procedure name as it is stored in the database
columnNamePattern - a column name pattern; must match the column name as it is stored in the database
Returns:
ResultSet - each row describes a stored procedure parameter or column
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
See Also:
getSearchStringEscape() sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSearchStringEscape() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSearchStringEscape()

getTables sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getTables(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String[]) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getTables(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String[])

ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet  getTables(String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog,
                    String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schemaPattern,
                    String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  tableNamePattern,
                    String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String [] types)
                    throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a description of the tables available in the given catalog. Only table descriptions matching the catalog, schema, table name and type criteria are returned. They are ordered by TABLE_TYPE, TABLE_SCHEM and TABLE_NAME.

Each table description has the following columns:

  1. TABLE_CAT String => table catalog (may be null)
  2. TABLE_SCHEM String => table schema (may be null)
  3. TABLE_NAME String => table name
  4. TABLE_TYPE String => table type. Typical types are "TABLE", "VIEW", "SYSTEM TABLE", "GLOBAL TEMPORARY", "LOCAL TEMPORARY", "ALIAS", "SYNONYM".
  5. REMARKS String => explanatory comment on the table
  6. TYPE_CAT String => the types catalog (may be null)
  7. TYPE_SCHEM String => the types schema (may be null)
  8. TYPE_NAME String => type name (may be null)
  9. SELF_REFERENCING_COL_NAME String => name of the designated "identifier" column of a typed table (may be null)
  10. REF_GENERATION String => specifies how values in SELF_REFERENCING_COL_NAME are created. Values are "SYSTEM", "USER", "DERIVED". (may be null)

Note: Some databases may not return information for all tables.

Parameters:
catalog - a catalog name; must match the catalog name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a catalog; null means that the catalog name should not be used to narrow the search
schemaPattern - a schema name pattern; must match the schema name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a schema; null means that the schema name should not be used to narrow the search
tableNamePattern - a table name pattern; must match the table name as it is stored in the database
types - a list of table types to include; null returns all types
Returns:
ResultSet - each row is a table description
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
See Also:
getSearchStringEscape() sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSearchStringEscape() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSearchStringEscape()

getSchemas sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSchemas() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSchemas()

ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet  getSchemas()
                     throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the schema names available in this database. The results are ordered by schema name.

The schema column is:

  1. TABLE_SCHEM String => schema name
  2. TABLE_CATALOG String => catalog name (may be null)

Returns:
a ResultSet object in which each row is a schema decription
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getCatalogs sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getCatalogs() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getCatalogs()

ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet  getCatalogs()
                      throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the catalog names available in this database. The results are ordered by catalog name.

The catalog column is:

  1. TABLE_CAT String => catalog name

Returns:
a ResultSet object in which each row has a single String column that is a catalog name
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getTableTypes sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getTableTypes() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getTableTypes()

ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet  getTableTypes()
                        throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the table types available in this database. The results are ordered by table type.

The table type is:

  1. TABLE_TYPE String => table type. Typical types are "TABLE", "VIEW", "SYSTEM TABLE", "GLOBAL TEMPORARY", "LOCAL TEMPORARY", "ALIAS", "SYNONYM".

Returns:
a ResultSet object in which each row has a single String column that is a table type
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getColumns sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getColumns(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getColumns(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String)

ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet  getColumns(String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog,
                     String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schemaPattern,
                     String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  tableNamePattern,
                     String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  columnNamePattern)
                     throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a description of table columns available in the specified catalog.

Only column descriptions matching the catalog, schema, table and column name criteria are returned. They are ordered by TABLE_SCHEM, TABLE_NAME, and ORDINAL_POSITION.

Each column description has the following columns:

  1. TABLE_CAT String => table catalog (may be null)
  2. TABLE_SCHEM String => table schema (may be null)
  3. TABLE_NAME String => table name
  4. COLUMN_NAME String => column name
  5. DATA_TYPE int => SQL type from java.sql.Types
  6. TYPE_NAME String => Data source dependent type name, for a UDT the type name is fully qualified
  7. COLUMN_SIZE int => column size. For char or date types this is the maximum number of characters, for numeric or decimal types this is precision.
  8. BUFFER_LENGTH is not used.
  9. DECIMAL_DIGITS int => the number of fractional digits
  10. NUM_PREC_RADIX int => Radix (typically either 10 or 2)
  11. NULLABLE int => is NULL allowed.
    • columnNoNulls - might not allow NULL values
    • columnNullable - definitely allows NULL values
    • columnNullableUnknown - nullability unknown
  12. REMARKS String => comment describing column (may be null)
  13. COLUMN_DEF String => default value (may be null)
  14. SQL_DATA_TYPE int => unused
  15. SQL_DATETIME_SUB int => unused
  16. CHAR_OCTET_LENGTH int => for char types the maximum number of bytes in the column
  17. ORDINAL_POSITION int => index of column in table (starting at 1)
  18. IS_NULLABLE String => "NO" means column definitely does not allow NULL values; "YES" means the column might allow NULL values. An empty string means nobody knows.
  19. SCOPE_CATLOG String => catalog of table that is the scope of a reference attribute (null if DATA_TYPE isn't REF)
  20. SCOPE_SCHEMA String => schema of table that is the scope of a reference attribute (null if the DATA_TYPE isn't REF)
  21. SCOPE_TABLE String => table name that this the scope of a reference attribure (null if the DATA_TYPE isn't REF)
  22. SOURCE_DATA_TYPE short => source type of a distinct type or user-generated Ref type, SQL type from java.sql.Types (null if DATA_TYPE isn't DISTINCT or user-generated REF)

Parameters:
catalog - a catalog name; must match the catalog name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a catalog; null means that the catalog name should not be used to narrow the search
schemaPattern - a schema name pattern; must match the schema name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a schema; null means that the schema name should not be used to narrow the search
tableNamePattern - a table name pattern; must match the table name as it is stored in the database
columnNamePattern - a column name pattern; must match the column name as it is stored in the database
Returns:
ResultSet - each row is a column description
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
See Also:
getSearchStringEscape() sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSearchStringEscape() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSearchStringEscape()

getColumnPrivileges sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getColumnPrivileges(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getColumnPrivileges(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String)

ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet  getColumnPrivileges(String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog,
                              String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schema,
                              String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  table,
                              String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  columnNamePattern)
                              throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a description of the access rights for a table's columns.

Only privileges matching the column name criteria are returned. They are ordered by COLUMN_NAME and PRIVILEGE.

Each privilige description has the following columns:

  1. TABLE_CAT String => table catalog (may be null)
  2. TABLE_SCHEM String => table schema (may be null)
  3. TABLE_NAME String => table name
  4. COLUMN_NAME String => column name
  5. GRANTOR => grantor of access (may be null)
  6. GRANTEE String => grantee of access
  7. PRIVILEGE String => name of access (SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, REFRENCES, ...)
  8. IS_GRANTABLE String => "YES" if grantee is permitted to grant to others; "NO" if not; null if unknown

Parameters:
catalog - a catalog name; must match the catalog name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a catalog; null means that the catalog name should not be used to narrow the search
schema - a schema name; must match the schema name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a schema; null means that the schema name should not be used to narrow the search
table - a table name; must match the table name as it is stored in the database
columnNamePattern - a column name pattern; must match the column name as it is stored in the database
Returns:
ResultSet - each row is a column privilege description
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
See Also:
getSearchStringEscape() sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSearchStringEscape() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSearchStringEscape()

getTablePrivileges sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getTablePrivileges(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getTablePrivileges(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String)

ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet  getTablePrivileges(String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog,
                             String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schemaPattern,
                             String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  tableNamePattern)
                             throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a description of the access rights for each table available in a catalog. Note that a table privilege applies to one or more columns in the table. It would be wrong to assume that this privilege applies to all columns (this may be true for some systems but is not true for all.)

Only privileges matching the schema and table name criteria are returned. They are ordered by TABLE_SCHEM, TABLE_NAME, and PRIVILEGE.

Each privilige description has the following columns:

  1. TABLE_CAT String => table catalog (may be null)
  2. TABLE_SCHEM String => table schema (may be null)
  3. TABLE_NAME String => table name
  4. GRANTOR => grantor of access (may be null)
  5. GRANTEE String => grantee of access
  6. PRIVILEGE String => name of access (SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, REFRENCES, ...)
  7. IS_GRANTABLE String => "YES" if grantee is permitted to grant to others; "NO" if not; null if unknown

Parameters:
catalog - a catalog name; must match the catalog name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a catalog; null means that the catalog name should not be used to narrow the search
schemaPattern - a schema name pattern; must match the schema name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a schema; null means that the schema name should not be used to narrow the search
tableNamePattern - a table name pattern; must match the table name as it is stored in the database
Returns:
ResultSet - each row is a table privilege description
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
See Also:
getSearchStringEscape() sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSearchStringEscape() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSearchStringEscape()

getBestRowIdentifier sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getBestRowIdentifier(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, int, boolean) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getBestRowIdentifier(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, int, boolean)

ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet  getBestRowIdentifier(String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog,
                               String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schema,
                               String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  table,
                               int scope,
                               boolean nullable)
                               throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a description of a table's optimal set of columns that uniquely identifies a row. They are ordered by SCOPE.

Each column description has the following columns:

  1. SCOPE short => actual scope of result
    • bestRowTemporary - very temporary, while using row
    • bestRowTransaction - valid for remainder of current transaction
    • bestRowSession - valid for remainder of current session
  2. COLUMN_NAME String => column name
  3. DATA_TYPE int => SQL data type from java.sql.Types
  4. TYPE_NAME String => Data source dependent type name, for a UDT the type name is fully qualified
  5. COLUMN_SIZE int => precision
  6. BUFFER_LENGTH int => not used
  7. DECIMAL_DIGITS short => scale
  8. PSEUDO_COLUMN short => is this a pseudo column like an Oracle ROWID
    • bestRowUnknown - may or may not be pseudo column
    • bestRowNotPseudo - is NOT a pseudo column
    • bestRowPseudo - is a pseudo column

Parameters:
catalog - a catalog name; must match the catalog name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a catalog; null means that the catalog name should not be used to narrow the search
schema - a schema name; must match the schema name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a schema; null means that the schema name should not be used to narrow the search
table - a table name; must match the table name as it is stored in the database
scope - the scope of interest; use same values as SCOPE
nullable - include columns that are nullable.
Returns:
ResultSet - each row is a column description
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getVersionColumns sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getVersionColumns(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getVersionColumns(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String)

ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet  getVersionColumns(String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog,
                            String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schema,
                            String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  table)
                            throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a description of a table's columns that are automatically updated when any value in a row is updated. They are unordered.

Each column description has the following columns:

  1. SCOPE short => is not used
  2. COLUMN_NAME String => column name
  3. DATA_TYPE int => SQL data type from java.sql.Types
  4. TYPE_NAME String => Data source-dependent type name
  5. COLUMN_SIZE int => precision
  6. BUFFER_LENGTH int => length of column value in bytes
  7. DECIMAL_DIGITS short => scale
  8. PSEUDO_COLUMN short => whether this is pseudo column like an Oracle ROWID
    • versionColumnUnknown - may or may not be pseudo column
    • versionColumnNotPseudo - is NOT a pseudo column
    • versionColumnPseudo - is a pseudo column

Parameters:
catalog - a catalog name; must match the catalog name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a catalog; null means that the catalog name should not be used to narrow the search
schema - a schema name; must match the schema name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a schema; null means that the schema name should not be used to narrow the search
table - a table name; must match the table name as it is stored in the database
Returns:
a ResultSet object in which each row is a column description
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getPrimaryKeys sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getPrimaryKeys(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getPrimaryKeys(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String)

ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet  getPrimaryKeys(String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog,
                         String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schema,
                         String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  table)
                         throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a description of the given table's primary key columns. They are ordered by COLUMN_NAME.

Each primary key column description has the following columns:

  1. TABLE_CAT String => table catalog (may be null)
  2. TABLE_SCHEM String => table schema (may be null)
  3. TABLE_NAME String => table name
  4. COLUMN_NAME String => column name
  5. KEY_SEQ short => sequence number within primary key
  6. PK_NAME String => primary key name (may be null)

Parameters:
catalog - a catalog name; must match the catalog name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a catalog; null means that the catalog name should not be used to narrow the search
schema - a schema name; must match the schema name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a schema; null means that the schema name should not be used to narrow the search
table - a table name; must match the table name as it is stored in the database
Returns:
ResultSet - each row is a primary key column description
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getImportedKeys sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getImportedKeys(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getImportedKeys(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String)

ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet  getImportedKeys(String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog,
                          String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schema,
                          String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  table)
                          throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a description of the primary key columns that are referenced by a table's foreign key columns (the primary keys imported by a table). They are ordered by PKTABLE_CAT, PKTABLE_SCHEM, PKTABLE_NAME, and KEY_SEQ.

Each primary key column description has the following columns:

  1. PKTABLE_CAT String => primary key table catalog being imported (may be null)
  2. PKTABLE_SCHEM String => primary key table schema being imported (may be null)
  3. PKTABLE_NAME String => primary key table name being imported
  4. PKCOLUMN_NAME String => primary key column name being imported
  5. FKTABLE_CAT String => foreign key table catalog (may be null)
  6. FKTABLE_SCHEM String => foreign key table schema (may be null)
  7. FKTABLE_NAME String => foreign key table name
  8. FKCOLUMN_NAME String => foreign key column name
  9. KEY_SEQ short => sequence number within a foreign key
  10. UPDATE_RULE short => What happens to a foreign key when the primary key is updated:
    • importedNoAction - do not allow update of primary key if it has been imported
    • importedKeyCascade - change imported key to agree with primary key update
    • importedKeySetNull - change imported key to NULL if its primary key has been updated
    • importedKeySetDefault - change imported key to default values if its primary key has been updated
    • importedKeyRestrict - same as importedKeyNoAction (for ODBC 2.x compatibility)
  11. DELETE_RULE short => What happens to the foreign key when primary is deleted.
    • importedKeyNoAction - do not allow delete of primary key if it has been imported
    • importedKeyCascade - delete rows that import a deleted key
    • importedKeySetNull - change imported key to NULL if its primary key has been deleted
    • importedKeyRestrict - same as importedKeyNoAction (for ODBC 2.x compatibility)
    • importedKeySetDefault - change imported key to default if its primary key has been deleted
  12. FK_NAME String => foreign key name (may be null)
  13. PK_NAME String => primary key name (may be null)
  14. DEFERRABILITY short => can the evaluation of foreign key constraints be deferred until commit
    • importedKeyInitiallyDeferred - see SQL92 for definition
    • importedKeyInitiallyImmediate - see SQL92 for definition
    • importedKeyNotDeferrable - see SQL92 for definition

Parameters:
catalog - a catalog name; must match the catalog name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a catalog; null means that the catalog name should not be used to narrow the search
schema - a schema name; must match the schema name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a schema; null means that the schema name should not be used to narrow the search
table - a table name; must match the table name as it is stored in the database
Returns:
ResultSet - each row is a primary key column description
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
See Also:
getExportedKeys(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getExportedKeys(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getExportedKeys(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String)

getExportedKeys sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getExportedKeys(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getExportedKeys(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String)

ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet  getExportedKeys(String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog,
                          String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schema,
                          String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  table)
                          throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a description of the foreign key columns that reference the given table's primary key columns (the foreign keys exported by a table). They are ordered by FKTABLE_CAT, FKTABLE_SCHEM, FKTABLE_NAME, and KEY_SEQ.

Each foreign key column description has the following columns:

  1. PKTABLE_CAT String => primary key table catalog (may be null)
  2. PKTABLE_SCHEM String => primary key table schema (may be null)
  3. PKTABLE_NAME String => primary key table name
  4. PKCOLUMN_NAME String => primary key column name
  5. FKTABLE_CAT String => foreign key table catalog (may be null) being exported (may be null)
  6. FKTABLE_SCHEM String => foreign key table schema (may be null) being exported (may be null)
  7. FKTABLE_NAME String => foreign key table name being exported
  8. FKCOLUMN_NAME String => foreign key column name being exported
  9. KEY_SEQ short => sequence number within foreign key
  10. UPDATE_RULE short => What happens to foreign key when primary is updated:
    • importedNoAction - do not allow update of primary key if it has been imported
    • importedKeyCascade - change imported key to agree with primary key update
    • importedKeySetNull - change imported key to NULL if its primary key has been updated
    • importedKeySetDefault - change imported key to default values if its primary key has been updated
    • importedKeyRestrict - same as importedKeyNoAction (for ODBC 2.x compatibility)
  11. DELETE_RULE short => What happens to the foreign key when primary is deleted.
    • importedKeyNoAction - do not allow delete of primary key if it has been imported
    • importedKeyCascade - delete rows that import a deleted key
    • importedKeySetNull - change imported key to NULL if its primary key has been deleted
    • importedKeyRestrict - same as importedKeyNoAction (for ODBC 2.x compatibility)
    • importedKeySetDefault - change imported key to default if its primary key has been deleted
  12. FK_NAME String => foreign key name (may be null)
  13. PK_NAME String => primary key name (may be null)
  14. DEFERRABILITY short => can the evaluation of foreign key constraints be deferred until commit
    • importedKeyInitiallyDeferred - see SQL92 for definition
    • importedKeyInitiallyImmediate - see SQL92 for definition
    • importedKeyNotDeferrable - see SQL92 for definition

Parameters:
catalog - a catalog name; must match the catalog name as it is stored in this database; "" retrieves those without a catalog; null means that the catalog name should not be used to narrow the search
schema - a schema name; must match the schema name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a schema; null means that the schema name should not be used to narrow the search
table - a table name; must match the table name as it is stored in this database
Returns:
a ResultSet object in which each row is a foreign key column description
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
See Also:
getImportedKeys(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getImportedKeys(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getImportedKeys(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String)

getCrossReference sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getCrossReference(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getCrossReference(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String)

ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet  getCrossReference(String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  primaryCatalog,
                            String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  primarySchema,
                            String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  primaryTable,
                            String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  foreignCatalog,
                            String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  foreignSchema,
                            String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  foreignTable)
                            throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a description of the foreign key columns in the given foreign key table that reference the primary key columns of the given primary key table (describe how one table imports another's key). This should normally return a single foreign key/primary key pair because most tables import a foreign key from a table only once. They are ordered by FKTABLE_CAT, FKTABLE_SCHEM, FKTABLE_NAME, and KEY_SEQ.

Each foreign key column description has the following columns:

  1. PKTABLE_CAT String => primary key table catalog (may be null)
  2. PKTABLE_SCHEM String => primary key table schema (may be null)
  3. PKTABLE_NAME String => primary key table name
  4. PKCOLUMN_NAME String => primary key column name
  5. FKTABLE_CAT String => foreign key table catalog (may be null) being exported (may be null)
  6. FKTABLE_SCHEM String => foreign key table schema (may be null) being exported (may be null)
  7. FKTABLE_NAME String => foreign key table name being exported
  8. FKCOLUMN_NAME String => foreign key column name being exported
  9. KEY_SEQ short => sequence number within foreign key
  10. UPDATE_RULE short => What happens to foreign key when primary is updated:
    • importedNoAction - do not allow update of primary key if it has been imported
    • importedKeyCascade - change imported key to agree with primary key update
    • importedKeySetNull - change imported key to NULL if its primary key has been updated
    • importedKeySetDefault - change imported key to default values if its primary key has been updated
    • importedKeyRestrict - same as importedKeyNoAction (for ODBC 2.x compatibility)
  11. DELETE_RULE short => What happens to the foreign key when primary is deleted.
    • importedKeyNoAction - do not allow delete of primary key if it has been imported
    • importedKeyCascade - delete rows that import a deleted key
    • importedKeySetNull - change imported key to NULL if its primary key has been deleted
    • importedKeyRestrict - same as importedKeyNoAction (for ODBC 2.x compatibility)
    • importedKeySetDefault - change imported key to default if its primary key has been deleted
  12. FK_NAME String => foreign key name (may be null)
  13. PK_NAME String => primary key name (may be null)
  14. DEFERRABILITY short => can the evaluation of foreign key constraints be deferred until commit
    • importedKeyInitiallyDeferred - see SQL92 for definition
    • importedKeyInitiallyImmediate - see SQL92 for definition
    • importedKeyNotDeferrable - see SQL92 for definition

Parameters:
primaryCatalog - a catalog name; must match the catalog name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a catalog; null means drop catalog name from the selection criteria
primarySchema - a schema name; must match the schema name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a schema; null means drop schema name from the selection criteria
primaryTable - the name of the table that exports the key; must match the table name as it is stored in the database
foreignCatalog - a catalog name; must match the catalog name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a catalog; null means drop catalog name from the selection criteria
foreignSchema - a schema name; must match the schema name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a schema; null means drop schema name from the selection criteria
foreignTable - the name of the table that imports the key; must match the table name as it is stored in the database
Returns:
ResultSet - each row is a foreign key column description
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
See Also:
getImportedKeys(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getImportedKeys(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getImportedKeys(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String)

getTypeInfo sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getTypeInfo() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getTypeInfo()

ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet  getTypeInfo()
                      throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a description of all the standard SQL types supported by this database. They are ordered by DATA_TYPE and then by how closely the data type maps to the corresponding JDBC SQL type.

Each type description has the following columns:

  1. TYPE_NAME String => Type name
  2. DATA_TYPE int => SQL data type from java.sql.Types
  3. PRECISION int => maximum precision
  4. LITERAL_PREFIX String => prefix used to quote a literal (may be null)
  5. LITERAL_SUFFIX String => suffix used to quote a literal (may be null)
  6. CREATE_PARAMS String => parameters used in creating the type (may be null)
  7. NULLABLE short => can you use NULL for this type.
    • typeNoNulls - does not allow NULL values
    • typeNullable - allows NULL values
    • typeNullableUnknown - nullability unknown
  8. CASE_SENSITIVE boolean=> is it case sensitive.
  9. SEARCHABLE short => can you use "WHERE" based on this type:
    • typePredNone - No support
    • typePredChar - Only supported with WHERE .. LIKE
    • typePredBasic - Supported except for WHERE .. LIKE
    • typeSearchable - Supported for all WHERE ..
  10. UNSIGNED_ATTRIBUTE boolean => is it unsigned.
  11. FIXED_PREC_SCALE boolean => can it be a money value.
  12. AUTO_INCREMENT boolean => can it be used for an auto-increment value.
  13. LOCAL_TYPE_NAME String => localized version of type name (may be null)
  14. MINIMUM_SCALE short => minimum scale supported
  15. MAXIMUM_SCALE short => maximum scale supported
  16. SQL_DATA_TYPE int => unused
  17. SQL_DATETIME_SUB int => unused
  18. NUM_PREC_RADIX int => usually 2 or 10

Returns:
a ResultSet object in which each row is an SQL type description
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

getIndexInfo sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getIndexInfo(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, boolean, boolean) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getIndexInfo(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, boolean, boolean)

ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet  getIndexInfo(String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog,
                       String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schema,
                       String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  table,
                       boolean unique,
                       boolean approximate)
                       throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a description of the given table's indices and statistics. They are ordered by NON_UNIQUE, TYPE, INDEX_NAME, and ORDINAL_POSITION.

Each index column description has the following columns:

  1. TABLE_CAT String => table catalog (may be null)
  2. TABLE_SCHEM String => table schema (may be null)
  3. TABLE_NAME String => table name
  4. NON_UNIQUE boolean => Can index values be non-unique. false when TYPE is tableIndexStatistic
  5. INDEX_QUALIFIER String => index catalog (may be null); null when TYPE is tableIndexStatistic
  6. INDEX_NAME String => index name; null when TYPE is tableIndexStatistic
  7. TYPE short => index type:
    • tableIndexStatistic - this identifies table statistics that are returned in conjuction with a table's index descriptions
    • tableIndexClustered - this is a clustered index
    • tableIndexHashed - this is a hashed index
    • tableIndexOther - this is some other style of index
  8. ORDINAL_POSITION short => column sequence number within index; zero when TYPE is tableIndexStatistic
  9. COLUMN_NAME String => column name; null when TYPE is tableIndexStatistic
  10. ASC_OR_DESC String => column sort sequence, "A" => ascending, "D" => descending, may be null if sort sequence is not supported; null when TYPE is tableIndexStatistic
  11. CARDINALITY int => When TYPE is tableIndexStatistic, then this is the number of rows in the table; otherwise, it is the number of unique values in the index.
  12. PAGES int => When TYPE is tableIndexStatisic then this is the number of pages used for the table, otherwise it is the number of pages used for the current index.
  13. FILTER_CONDITION String => Filter condition, if any. (may be null)

Parameters:
catalog - a catalog name; must match the catalog name as it is stored in this database; "" retrieves those without a catalog; null means that the catalog name should not be used to narrow the search
schema - a schema name; must match the schema name as it is stored in this database; "" retrieves those without a schema; null means that the schema name should not be used to narrow the search
table - a table name; must match the table name as it is stored in this database
unique - when true, return only indices for unique values; when false, return indices regardless of whether unique or not
approximate - when true, result is allowed to reflect approximate or out of data values; when false, results are requested to be accurate
Returns:
ResultSet - each row is an index column description
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs

supportsResultSetType sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsResultSetType(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsResultSetType(int)

boolean supportsResultSetType(int type)
                              throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports the given result set type.

Parameters:
type - defined in java.sql.ResultSet
Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.2
See Also:
Connection sample code for java.sql.Connection definition code for java.sql.Connection

supportsResultSetConcurrency sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsResultSetConcurrency(int, int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsResultSetConcurrency(int, int)

boolean supportsResultSetConcurrency(int type,
                                     int concurrency)
                                     throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports the given concurrency type in combination with the given result set type.

Parameters:
type - defined in java.sql.ResultSet
concurrency - type defined in java.sql.ResultSet
Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.2
See Also:
Connection sample code for java.sql.Connection definition code for java.sql.Connection

ownUpdatesAreVisible sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.ownUpdatesAreVisible(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.ownUpdatesAreVisible(int)

boolean ownUpdatesAreVisible(int type)
                             throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether for the given type of ResultSet object, the result set's own updates are visible.

Parameters:
type - the ResultSet type; one of ResultSet.TYPE_FORWARD_ONLY, ResultSet.TYPE_SCROLL_INSENSITIVE, or ResultSet.TYPE_SCROLL_SENSITIVE
Returns:
true if updates are visible for the given result set type; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.2

ownDeletesAreVisible sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.ownDeletesAreVisible(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.ownDeletesAreVisible(int)

boolean ownDeletesAreVisible(int type)
                             throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether a result set's own deletes are visible.

Parameters:
type - the ResultSet type; one of ResultSet.TYPE_FORWARD_ONLY, ResultSet.TYPE_SCROLL_INSENSITIVE, or ResultSet.TYPE_SCROLL_SENSITIVE
Returns:
true if deletes are visible for the given result set type; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.2

ownInsertsAreVisible sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.ownInsertsAreVisible(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.ownInsertsAreVisible(int)

boolean ownInsertsAreVisible(int type)
                             throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether a result set's own inserts are visible.

Parameters:
type - the ResultSet type; one of ResultSet.TYPE_FORWARD_ONLY, ResultSet.TYPE_SCROLL_INSENSITIVE, or ResultSet.TYPE_SCROLL_SENSITIVE
Returns:
true if inserts are visible for the given result set type; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.2

othersUpdatesAreVisible sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.othersUpdatesAreVisible(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.othersUpdatesAreVisible(int)

boolean othersUpdatesAreVisible(int type)
                                throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether updates made by others are visible.

Parameters:
type - the ResultSet type; one of ResultSet.TYPE_FORWARD_ONLY, ResultSet.TYPE_SCROLL_INSENSITIVE, or ResultSet.TYPE_SCROLL_SENSITIVE
Returns:
true if updates made by others are visible for the given result set type; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.2

othersDeletesAreVisible sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.othersDeletesAreVisible(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.othersDeletesAreVisible(int)

boolean othersDeletesAreVisible(int type)
                                throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether deletes made by others are visible.

Parameters:
type - the ResultSet type; one of ResultSet.TYPE_FORWARD_ONLY, ResultSet.TYPE_SCROLL_INSENSITIVE, or ResultSet.TYPE_SCROLL_SENSITIVE
Returns:
true if deletes made by others are visible for the given result set type; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.2

othersInsertsAreVisible sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.othersInsertsAreVisible(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.othersInsertsAreVisible(int)

boolean othersInsertsAreVisible(int type)
                                throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether inserts made by others are visible.

Parameters:
type - the ResultSet type; one of ResultSet.TYPE_FORWARD_ONLY, ResultSet.TYPE_SCROLL_INSENSITIVE, or ResultSet.TYPE_SCROLL_SENSITIVE
Returns:
true if inserts made by others are visible for the given result set type; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.2

updatesAreDetected sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.updatesAreDetected(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.updatesAreDetected(int)

boolean updatesAreDetected(int type)
                           throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether or not a visible row update can be detected by calling the method ResultSet.rowUpdated.

Parameters:
type - the ResultSet type; one of ResultSet.TYPE_FORWARD_ONLY, ResultSet.TYPE_SCROLL_INSENSITIVE, or ResultSet.TYPE_SCROLL_SENSITIVE
Returns:
true if changes are detected by the result set type; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.2

deletesAreDetected sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.deletesAreDetected(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.deletesAreDetected(int)

boolean deletesAreDetected(int type)
                           throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether or not a visible row delete can be detected by calling the method ResultSet.rowDeleted. If the method deletesAreDetected returns false, it means that deleted rows are removed from the result set.

Parameters:
type - the ResultSet type; one of ResultSet.TYPE_FORWARD_ONLY, ResultSet.TYPE_SCROLL_INSENSITIVE, or ResultSet.TYPE_SCROLL_SENSITIVE
Returns:
true if deletes are detected by the given result set type; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.2

insertsAreDetected sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.insertsAreDetected(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.insertsAreDetected(int)

boolean insertsAreDetected(int type)
                           throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether or not a visible row insert can be detected by calling the method ResultSet.rowInserted.

Parameters:
type - the ResultSet type; one of ResultSet.TYPE_FORWARD_ONLY, ResultSet.TYPE_SCROLL_INSENSITIVE, or ResultSet.TYPE_SCROLL_SENSITIVE
Returns:
true if changes are detected by the specified result set type; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.2

supportsBatchUpdates sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsBatchUpdates() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsBatchUpdates()

boolean supportsBatchUpdates()
                             throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports batch updates.

Returns:
true if this database supports batch upcates; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.2

getUDTs sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getUDTs(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, int[]) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getUDTs(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, int[])

ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet  getUDTs(String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog,
                  String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schemaPattern,
                  String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  typeNamePattern,
                  int[] types)
                  throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a description of the user-defined types (UDTs) defined in a particular schema. Schema-specific UDTs may have type JAVA_OBJECT, STRUCT, or DISTINCT.

Only types matching the catalog, schema, type name and type criteria are returned. They are ordered by DATA_TYPE, TYPE_SCHEM and TYPE_NAME. The type name parameter may be a fully-qualified name. In this case, the catalog and schemaPattern parameters are ignored.

Each type description has the following columns:

  1. TYPE_CAT String => the type's catalog (may be null)
  2. TYPE_SCHEM String => type's schema (may be null)
  3. TYPE_NAME String => type name
  4. CLASS_NAME String => Java class name
  5. DATA_TYPE int => type value defined in java.sql.Types. One of JAVA_OBJECT, STRUCT, or DISTINCT
  6. REMARKS String => explanatory comment on the type
  7. BASE_TYPE short => type code of the source type of a DISTINCT type or the type that implements the user-generated reference type of the SELF_REFERENCING_COLUMN of a structured type as defined in java.sql.Types (null if DATA_TYPE is not DISTINCT or not STRUCT with REFERENCE_GENERATION = USER_DEFINED)

Note: If the driver does not support UDTs, an empty result set is returned.

Parameters:
catalog - a catalog name; must match the catalog name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a catalog; null means that the catalog name should not be used to narrow the search
schemaPattern - a schema pattern name; must match the schema name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a schema; null means that the schema name should not be used to narrow the search
typeNamePattern - a type name pattern; must match the type name as it is stored in the database; may be a fully qualified name
types - a list of user-defined types (JAVA_OBJECT, STRUCT, or DISTINCT) to include; null returns all types
Returns:
ResultSet object in which each row describes a UDT
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.2

getConnection sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getConnection() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getConnection()

Connection sample code for java.sql.Connection definition code for java.sql.Connection  getConnection()
                         throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the connection that produced this metadata object.

Returns:
the connection that produced this metadata object
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.2

supportsSavepoints sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSavepoints() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsSavepoints()

boolean supportsSavepoints()
                           throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports savepoints.

Returns:
true if savepoints are supported; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.4

supportsNamedParameters sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsNamedParameters() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsNamedParameters()

boolean supportsNamedParameters()
                                throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports named parameters to callable statements.

Returns:
true if named parameters are supported; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.4

supportsMultipleOpenResults sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMultipleOpenResults() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsMultipleOpenResults()

boolean supportsMultipleOpenResults()
                                    throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether it is possible to have multiple ResultSet objects returned from a CallableStatement object simultaneously.

Returns:
true if a CallableStatement object can return multiple ResultSet objects simultaneously; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a datanase access error occurs
Since:
1.4

supportsGetGeneratedKeys sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsGetGeneratedKeys() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsGetGeneratedKeys()

boolean supportsGetGeneratedKeys()
                                 throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether auto-generated keys can be retrieved after a statement has been executed.

Returns:
true if auto-generated keys can be retrieved after a statement has executed; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.4

getSuperTypes sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSuperTypes(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSuperTypes(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String)

ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet  getSuperTypes(String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog,
                        String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schemaPattern,
                        String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  typeNamePattern)
                        throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a description of the user-defined type (UDT) hierarchies defined in a particular schema in this database. Only the immediate super type/ sub type relationship is modeled.

Only supertype information for UDTs matching the catalog, schema, and type name is returned. The type name parameter may be a fully-qualified name. When the UDT name supplied is a fully-qualified name, the catalog and schemaPattern parameters are ignored.

If a UDT does not have a direct super type, it is not listed here. A row of the ResultSet object returned by this method describes the designated UDT and a direct supertype. A row has the following columns:

  1. TYPE_CAT String => the UDT's catalog (may be null)
  2. TYPE_SCHEM String => UDT's schema (may be null)
  3. TYPE_NAME String => type name of the UDT
  4. SUPERTYPE_CAT String => the direct super type's catalog (may be null)
  5. SUPERTYPE_SCHEM String => the direct super type's schema (may be null)
  6. SUPERTYPE_NAME String => the direct super type's name

Note: If the driver does not support type hierarchies, an empty result set is returned.

Parameters:
catalog - a catalog name; "" retrieves those without a catalog; null means drop catalog name from the selection criteria
schemaPattern - a schema name pattern; "" retrieves those without a schema
typeNamePattern - a UDT name pattern; may be a fully-qualified name
Returns:
a ResultSet object in which a row gives information about the designated UDT
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.4

getSuperTables sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSuperTables(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSuperTables(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String)

ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet  getSuperTables(String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog,
                         String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schemaPattern,
                         String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  tableNamePattern)
                         throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a description of the table hierarchies defined in a particular schema in this database.

Only supertable information for tables matching the catalog, schema and table name are returned. The table name parameter may be a fully- qualified name, in which case, the catalog and schemaPattern parameters are ignored. If a table does not have a super table, it is not listed here. Supertables have to be defined in the same catalog and schema as the sub tables. Therefore, the type description does not need to include this information for the supertable.

Each type description has the following columns:

  1. TABLE_CAT String => the type's catalog (may be null)
  2. TABLE_SCHEM String => type's schema (may be null)
  3. TABLE_NAME String => type name
  4. SUPERTABLE_NAME String => the direct super type's name

Note: If the driver does not support type hierarchies, an empty result set is returned.

Parameters:
catalog - a catalog name; "" retrieves those without a catalog; null means drop catalog name from the selection criteria
schemaPattern - a schema name pattern; "" retrieves those without a schema
tableNamePattern - a table name pattern; may be a fully-qualified name
Returns:
a ResultSet object in which each row is a type description
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.4

getAttributes sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getAttributes(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getAttributes(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String)

ResultSet sample code for java.sql.ResultSet definition code for java.sql.ResultSet  getAttributes(String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  catalog,
                        String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  schemaPattern,
                        String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  typeNamePattern,
                        String sample code for java.lang.String definition code for java.lang.String  attributeNamePattern)
                        throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves a description of the given attribute of the given type for a user-defined type (UDT) that is available in the given schema and catalog.

Descriptions are returned only for attributes of UDTs matching the catalog, schema, type, and attribute name criteria. They are ordered by TYPE_SCHEM, TYPE_NAME and ORDINAL_POSITION. This description does not contain inherited attributes.

The ResultSet object that is returned has the following columns:

  1. TYPE_CAT String => type catalog (may be null)
  2. TYPE_SCHEM String => type schema (may be null)
  3. TYPE_NAME String => type name
  4. ATTR_NAME String => attribute name
  5. DATA_TYPE int => attribute type SQL type from java.sql.Types
  6. ATTR_TYPE_NAME String => Data source dependent type name. For a UDT, the type name is fully qualified. For a REF, the type name is fully qualified and represents the target type of the reference type.
  7. ATTR_SIZE int => column size. For char or date types this is the maximum number of characters; for numeric or decimal types this is precision.
  8. DECIMAL_DIGITS int => the number of fractional digits
  9. NUM_PREC_RADIX int => Radix (typically either 10 or 2)
  10. NULLABLE int => whether NULL is allowed
    • attributeNoNulls - might not allow NULL values
    • attributeNullable - definitely allows NULL values
    • attributeNullableUnknown - nullability unknown
  11. REMARKS String => comment describing column (may be null)
  12. ATTR_DEF String => default value (may be null)
  13. SQL_DATA_TYPE int => unused
  14. SQL_DATETIME_SUB int => unused
  15. CHAR_OCTET_LENGTH int => for char types the maximum number of bytes in the column
  16. ORDINAL_POSITION int => index of column in table (starting at 1)
  17. IS_NULLABLE String => "NO" means column definitely does not allow NULL values; "YES" means the column might allow NULL values. An empty string means unknown.
  18. SCOPE_CATALOG String => catalog of table that is the scope of a reference attribute (null if DATA_TYPE isn't REF)
  19. SCOPE_SCHEMA String => schema of table that is the scope of a reference attribute (null if DATA_TYPE isn't REF)
  20. SCOPE_TABLE String => table name that is the scope of a reference attribute (null if the DATA_TYPE isn't REF)
  21. SOURCE_DATA_TYPE short => source type of a distinct type or user-generated Ref type,SQL type from java.sql.Types (null if DATA_TYPE isn't DISTINCT or user-generated REF)

Parameters:
catalog - a catalog name; must match the catalog name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a catalog; null means that the catalog name should not be used to narrow the search
schemaPattern - a schema name pattern; must match the schema name as it is stored in the database; "" retrieves those without a schema; null means that the schema name should not be used to narrow the search
typeNamePattern - a type name pattern; must match the type name as it is stored in the database
attributeNamePattern - an attribute name pattern; must match the attribute name as it is declared in the database
Returns:
a ResultSet object in which each row is an attribute description
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.4

supportsResultSetHoldability sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsResultSetHoldability(int) definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsResultSetHoldability(int)

boolean supportsResultSetHoldability(int holdability)
                                     throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports the given result set holdability.

Parameters:
holdability - one of the following constants: ResultSet.HOLD_CURSORS_OVER_COMMIT or ResultSet.CLOSE_CURSORS_AT_COMMIT
Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.4
See Also:
Connection sample code for java.sql.Connection definition code for java.sql.Connection

getResultSetHoldability sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getResultSetHoldability() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getResultSetHoldability()

int getResultSetHoldability()
                            throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the default holdability of this ResultSet object.

Returns:
the default holdability; either ResultSet.HOLD_CURSORS_OVER_COMMIT or ResultSet.CLOSE_CURSORS_AT_COMMIT
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.4

getDatabaseMajorVersion sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDatabaseMajorVersion() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDatabaseMajorVersion()

int getDatabaseMajorVersion()
                            throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the major version number of the underlying database.

Returns:
the underlying database's major version
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.4

getDatabaseMinorVersion sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDatabaseMinorVersion() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getDatabaseMinorVersion()

int getDatabaseMinorVersion()
                            throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the minor version number of the underlying database.

Returns:
underlying database's minor version
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.4

getJDBCMajorVersion sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getJDBCMajorVersion() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getJDBCMajorVersion()

int getJDBCMajorVersion()
                        throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the major JDBC version number for this driver.

Returns:
JDBC version major number
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.4

getJDBCMinorVersion sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getJDBCMinorVersion() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getJDBCMinorVersion()

int getJDBCMinorVersion()
                        throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves the minor JDBC version number for this driver.

Returns:
JDBC version minor number
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.4

getSQLStateType sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSQLStateType() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.getSQLStateType()

int getSQLStateType()
                    throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Indicates whether the SQLSTATE returned by SQLException.getSQLState is X/Open (now known as Open Group) SQL CLI or SQL99.

Returns:
the type of SQLSTATE; one of: sqlStateXOpen or sqlStateSQL99
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.4

locatorsUpdateCopy sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.locatorsUpdateCopy() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.locatorsUpdateCopy()

boolean locatorsUpdateCopy()
                           throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Indicates whether updates made to a LOB are made on a copy or directly to the LOB.

Returns:
true if updates are made to a copy of the LOB; false if updates are made directly to the LOB
Throws:
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException - if a database access error occurs
Since:
1.4

supportsStatementPooling sample code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsStatementPooling() definition code for java.sql.DatabaseMetaData.supportsStatementPooling()

boolean supportsStatementPooling()
                                 throws SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException 
Retrieves whether this database supports statement pooling.

Returns:
true if so; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLExcpetion - if a database access error occurs
SQLException sample code for java.sql.SQLException definition code for java.sql.SQLException
Since:
1.4