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ResultSet getObject question?

Posted on 2002-06-18
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Hi, I am using  ResultSet.getObject method to
retrieve Oracle data through JDBC .  If I use
getString , it works.  But when I use getObject
, I got all null.  The data type in Oracle table is number, the responding java data type should be
BigDecimal.

Thanks.
Sean
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Question by:xiaoxiangz
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by:kotan
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why don't you use resultset.getBigDecimal().
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by:xiaoxiangz
ID: 7092918
Well, in the future, the oracle table may contain
other type of fields, such date and integers.  So I want to use getObject().
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pothuganti_srinivas earned 150 total points
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If you want a generic piece of code to work for different data types, you can do a small check before retreiving the data from result set using ResultSetMetaData.getColumnType() and code accordingly so that it does not break if some other data types are there in the database.

The code could be like this

if(resultSet.getMetaData().getColumnType(1)==java.sql.Types.DECIMAL){
   Object obj = resultSet.getBigDecimal(1);

}

......

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