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When i tried to insert my data into the jsp page, i was not unable to insert the data successfully.For example, I tried to paste a whole chunk of articles into a textarea and i got the error "Error: 414 Location: /" or when i tried to insert half the article, i was not able to insert successfully.. My datatype for the database is text.
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Question by:Gin_a
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by:kotan
ID: 6846687
How do you write your sql statement?
Maybe the text got same special character: " or ' which give you the error.

Maybe you can try to use
   PreparedStatement.setString(1, "");
to insert text.
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by:Gin_a
ID: 6846695
This is my method in my database class
"  
 
     public boolean addNews(String title, int day, int month, int year, String source, String content, String editor, String postedBy, String lastUpdatedBy)
     {
          System.out.println(".."+content+">>");
          int row = 0;
          try
          {
               Statement stmt = con.createStatement();
               String sql = "Insert into News (Title, Day, Month, Year, Source, Content, Editor, Postedby, Lastupdatedby) values('"+title+"',"+day+","+month+","+year+",'"+source+"','"+content+"','"+editor+"','"+postedBy+"','"+lastUpdatedBy+"')";
               row = stmt.executeUpdate(sql);
               if(row == 1)
               {
                    return true;
               }
          }//try
          catch(SQLException e)
          {
               System.out.println(e);
          }
          return false;
     }
"
i have a database class and a servlet class respectively
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by:kotan
ID: 6846707
Try this,

String sql = "Insert into News(.., content, ...) values(.., ?, ..)";

PreparedStatement pstmt = con.prepareStatement(sql);
pstmt.setString(6, content);
pstmt.executeUpdate();
 

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by:Gin_a
ID: 6846718
sorry,i insert the wrong method
if update.. then how?
just now that method was insert data.. when i update..
public boolean updateNews(News n)
     {
          try
          {
               Statement stmt = con.createStatement();
               String sql = "Update News set Title = '"+n.getTitle()+"', Day = "+n.getDay()+", Month = "+n.getMonth()+", Year = "+n.getYear()+", Source = '"+n.getSource()+"', Content = '"+n.getContent()+"', Editor = '"+n.getEditor()+"', Lastupdatedby = '"+n.getLastUpdatedBy()+"' where NewsID = "+n.getID();
               int row = stmt.executeUpdate(sql);
               if (row == 1)
               {
                    return true;
               }
          }
          catch(SQLException e)
          {
               e.printStackTrace();
          }
          return false;    
     }
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by:kotan
ID: 6846731
Similar method.

String sql = "Update News set .., Content = ?, ...";
PreparedStatement pstmt = con.prepareStatement(sql);
pstmt.setString(1, n.getContent());
pstmt.executeUpdate();
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by:Gin_a
ID: 6846734
sorry,i insert the wrong method
if update.. then how?
just now that method was insert data.. when i update..
public boolean updateNews(News n)
     {
          try
          {
               Statement stmt = con.createStatement();
               String sql = "Update News set Title = '"+n.getTitle()+"', Day = "+n.getDay()+", Month = "+n.getMonth()+", Year = "+n.getYear()+", Source = '"+n.getSource()+"', Content = '"+n.getContent()+"', Editor = '"+n.getEditor()+"', Lastupdatedby = '"+n.getLastUpdatedBy()+"' where NewsID = "+n.getID();
               int row = stmt.executeUpdate(sql);
               if (row == 1)
               {
                    return true;
               }
          }
          catch(SQLException e)
          {
               e.printStackTrace();
          }
          return false;    
     }
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by:kotan
ID: 6846747
Then,

String sql = "Update News set .., Content = ?, ...";
PreparedStatement pstmt = con.prepareStatement(sql);
pstmt.setString(1, n.getContent());
pstmt.executeUpdate();


Does it work?
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by:Gin_a
ID: 6846792
still cannot work.
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by:Gin_a
ID: 6846802
does that mean i have to use another data type. one that allows the inserting of large information.
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by:kotan
ID: 6846806
Still the same error?
---Error: 414
Where does it come from? db or web server?
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by:kotan
ID: 6846809
Did you try CLOB datatype.
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by:Gin_a
ID: 6846812
does that mean i have to use another data type. one that allows the inserting of large information.
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by:Gin_a
ID: 6846814
when i lesser the information of my data, i was able to insert.. so i also not sure where the error is from.
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by:Gin_a
ID: 6846846
i use ms sql 2000. there is no clob data type
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by:Gin_a
ID: 6846883
I try to insert 1668 characters with spaces into the textarea and i managed to insert successfully however if more than that, i will not be able to insert into the database. Besides that, when there are ' in my articles, i am not able to insert as well..
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by:m_onkey_boy
ID: 6848032
It sounds like the problem may be with your driver.  Which driver are you using?
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by:Gin_a
ID: 6849006
u mean the database driver?
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by:m_onkey_boy
ID: 6849028
Yes.  Which database driver are you using?
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by:Gin_a
ID: 6849044
Class.forName("com.microsoft.jdbc.sqlserver.SQLServerDriver").newInstance();
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kotan earned 75 total points
ID: 6849083
I have check the error "Error: 414", It is "Request-URI Too Large" which is throw by web server.

Try to use POST instead of GET

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by:m_onkey_boy
ID: 6849140
As an expiriment, try using PreparedStatement and setString() to insert the large String instead of one long update statement.  If that doesn't work, try setCharacterStream().  The simple change of binding your variables may make all the difference.  I'll modify your update for you:

PreparedStatement pst = con.prepareStatement("Update News set Title = ?, Day = ?, Month = ?, Year = ?, Source = ?, Content = ?, Editor = ?, Lastupdateby = ? WHERE NewsID = ?");

pst.setString(1, n.getTitle());
pst.setInt(2, n.getDay());
pst.setInt(3, n.getMonth());
pst.setInt(4, n.getYear());
pst.setString(5, n.getSource());
pst.setString(6, n.getContent());
pst.setString(7, n.getEditor());
pst.setString(8, n.getLastUpdatedBy());
pst.setInt(9, n.getID());

int row = stmt.executeUpdate();

If that doesn't work, change the

pst.setString(6, n.getContent());

to:
 Reader rdr = new StringReader(n.getContent());
 pst.setCharacterStream(6, n.getContent(), n.getContent().length());

-----------------------------------------------------

BTW your datatype is text, right?

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by:m_onkey_boy
ID: 6849147
good catch, kotan.

Gina, the .newInstance() call on your Class.forname is not necessary.
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by:Gin_a
ID: 6849249
i manage to insert the data already. however, if in the information, there are 's in between, i was not able to insert the information into the database. By the way, the data type is text.
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by:m_onkey_boy
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My method will let you insert the ' characters as is.  That's one of the main advantages to it.
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by:Gin_a
ID: 6849304
I solved all the problems already. Thank for all the help
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