JSP/Java: NullPointerException with scrollable result set

Posted on 2005-03-10
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Last Modified: 2012-04-18
I've a JSP (list.jsp) with 2k lines of code.
Looping through a result set 'rs_bowse' with index 'i', I always get the following error:

      at oracle.jdbc.driver.ScrollableResultSet.findColumn(ScrollableResultSet.java:914)
      at oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleResultSet.getString(OracleResultSet.java:1374)
      at org.apache.jsp.list$jsp._jspService(list$jsp.java:3048)

--> line 3048 --> rs_browse.absolute(i);

i = 1...n
rs_browse = null? When debugging, rs_browse <> null.

How to find the place/reason why rs_bowse should be null???
Question by:go4java
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Expert Comment

ID: 13506563
Hmmm...line 3048 scares me a little, but can you post a bit of your JSP code?


1)  Are you setting it to null (stupid question, but the most likely reason) -- check in your exception handlers, finally blocks, etc...
2)  Are you closing the underlying Statement before you access the resultset?  Closing the statement (in most JDBC implementations) closes the resultset too...


Author Comment

ID: 13506900
Thank you, TimYates.
Could I send you a screenshot (JPEG) of the rs_browse detail inspection (output by IntelliJ IDEA)?
If so, E-Mail?

Author Comment

ID: 13507773
Is it possible to have multiple result sets running in ONE single JSP?

The following additional code gives the problem:

sql_hist = "select count(mandt) as treffer from sapr3.ZPRIDESTATHIST v " +
                                       "where v.mandt = '" + sMandt +
                                       "' and v.sales_division = '" + sSalesDivision + "'" +
                                       " and v.register_number = '" + sRegisterNo + "'";
                rs_hist = stmt_hist.executeQuery(sql_hist);
                hitsHistory = rs_hist.getInt("treffer");
                sHits = Integer.toString(hitsHistory);

...in addition, there is another result set, called rs_browse - that shouldn't give any problem??!
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Expert Comment

ID: 13508165
AFAIK, it really depends on the JDBC implementation...

Personally, I try not to have more than one statement/resultset/connection going at the same time...

ie:  for each connection, I declare a single statement, and a single resultset...

if I need data from one resultset with data from another, I read the data out into an ArrayList, then close the original ResultSet and Statement, and make another one...

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Expert Comment

ID: 13509909
Some times having more than one result set on the same statement runs in to trouble.. ( it usually messes the first result set that you would have obtained from the statement). Try creating another statement for your rs_browse and see if it fixes the problem for you.

Author Comment

ID: 13514417
Hi Tim,

this is what I did:
- executing query
- get data
- close result-set

So, no idea from where the nullpointer comes from. Without the code snippet mentioned above, the script runs smoothly.
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Accepted Solution

TimYates earned 1500 total points
ID: 13514766
try replacing that snippet with:

                PreparedStatement ps = null ;
                ResultSet prs = null ;
                    sql_hist = "select count(mandt) as treffer from sapr3.ZPRIDESTATHIST v where v.mandt = ? and v.sales_division = ? and v.register_number = ?" ;
                    ps = connection.prepareStatement( sql_hist ) ;
                    ps.setString( 1, sMandt ) ;
                    ps.setString( 2, sSalesDivision ) ;
                    ps.setString( 3, sRegisterNo ) ;
                    prs = ps.executeQuery();
                    if( rs_hist.next() )
                        hitsHistory = prs.getInt( "treffer" );
                        sHits = Integer.toString(hitsHistory);
                catch( SQLException ex )
                    ex.printStackTrace() ;
                    try { if( prs != null ) prs.close() ; } catch( SQLException ex ) {}
                    try { if( ps != null ) ps.close() ; } catch( SQLException ex ) {}

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ID: 37859534
thanks  Kuldeepchaturvedi

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