java - while loop troubles

Posted on 2005-04-04
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Last Modified: 2010-03-31
i was hoping for a hint setting up my while loop. i have this code that displays to a user an item they searched for
and i am able to master this :) however, if they enter an item that does not exist it still shows somethings..like the column names..i just want it to display a message "No record" of sometype...

im just having issues with my while loop.. i know i want to check to see if records are found but i am having trouble with the logic. any suggestions???? thanks in advance annie :)

//convert user data to number as per the DB
int id = Integer.parseInt(request.getParameter("form_PROGRAMID"));

//connect to the DB
DriverManager.registerDriver(new oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver());
String dbURL = "jdbc:oracle:thin:@";
Connection conn = DriverManager.getConnection(dbURL ,"myDB_test", "password");
Statement stmt = conn.createStatement();

String searchSQL = "SELECT * FROM SHOWS WHERE ProgramID = '"+ id +"' ";
int sqlResult = id;

ResultSet rset = stmt.executeQuery(searchSQL);
ResultSetMetaData rsetMetaData = rset.getMetaData();
int columnCount = rsetMetaData.getColumnCount();

//display results to user
out.println("<P>Here are the results. </P>");    
out.println("<TABLE BORDER= '0' CELLPADDING= '3'>");

//loop through records to search
for(int i = 1; i <= columnCount; i++)
//display column names
String s = rsetMetaData.getColumnName(i);
out.println("<TD>" +s+ "</TD>\n");
}//end for

int count = 0;
//increment count here for each record that is found...
/*after loop check records found
if(no records found)
out.println("Unable to find match for search criteria!");
if(records found)
//display record found (which works now)

//display contents of table to user
for(int i = 1; i <= columnCount; i++)
out.print("<TD>" + rset.getString(i));
}//end for
}//end while
//close connections
}//end try
Question by:annie613
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aozarov earned 600 total points
ID: 13700415


if (!set.next())
// print out no records found
        // put here the logic you had in your while loop
    while (rs.next());

Author Comment

ID: 13700454
perfect. i see i was trying to put the if else inside the while loop and messed up the logic. thanks for your suggestions! cheers!!!!!!!! :)
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Expert Comment

ID: 13700481
Right, once you entered the loop is a clear indication that you did get a result.

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