Current specdiffs for JDBC 4.2

Douglas Surber douglas.surber at
Mon Jan 7 08:35:56 PST 2013


At 11:59 PM 12/21/2012, Mark Rotteveel wrote:
>On 19-12-2012 15:43, Lance Andersen - Oracle wrote:
>>>>(and other methods accepting java.sql.SQLType)
>>>>I think it is unfortunate that there are no methods accepting the 
>>>>java.sql.JDBCType enum directly (as an enum); it makes - as a 
>>>>driver implementer - only supporting the basic enum a bit more 
>>If a JDBCType such as JDBCTYPES.INTEGER is passed you can still use 
>>as an enum
>>We had lengthy discussions on this in 2010 and early 2011 on this 
>>and it was felt that passing an enum was too restrictive.
>Now that I have thought some more on it, I agree. Even if there was 
>also a method just accepting the enum, it wouldn't make it easier in 
>the driver implementation.
>I think adding a method to JDBCTypes to lookup the enum by 
>java.sql.Types value would be a great addition, as it would simplify 
>conversion from java.sql.Types to JDBCTypes. Lets say 
>JDBCTypes.valueOf(int sqlType), similar to JDBCTypes.valueOf(String 
>Mark Rotteveel

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