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JAVA update a batch of records

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In the following update method, I am looping through a list and updating one record at a time.  Is this more efficient as a batch update?  If not how should I rewrite the method to do a batch update?

private static final String UPDATE_TEMP_string_format = "update %s set code = '%s', count = %d, tier3_eval_text = '%s', " where item_id = %d ;

public void updateItems(List<ItemVO> Items, String TableName)
            throws DataAccessException
        final Connection connection = SqlUtil.getCurrentConnection();

        for (final ItemVO Item : Items)
            String sqlString = String.format(UPDATE_TEMP_string_format,
                   TableName, Item.getCode(), Item.getCount()

            try (PreparedStatement statement = connection

                if (statement.executeUpdate() == 1)
            catch (final SQLException sqlException)
                throw new DataAccessException(sqlException);


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