The Many Ways to Return Data From SQL DML

Probably the hardest thing to standardise in SQL is RETURNING data from DML statements. In this article, we'll look at various ways of doing that with jOOQ, in many of jOOQ's supported dialects, and with JDBC directly. How to do it with jOOQ Assuming the usual table from the sakila database: CREATE TABLE actor ( … Continue reading The Many Ways to Return Data From SQL DML

The Best Way to Call Stored Procedures from Java: With jOOQ

jOOQ is mainly known for its powerful type safe, embedded, dynamic SQL capabilities that are made available through code generation. However, a secondary use case of code generation is to use it for stored procedures (possibly exclusively for stored procedures). Stored procedures are powerful ways of moving complex data processing logic to the server. This … Continue reading The Best Way to Call Stored Procedures from Java: With jOOQ

The Many Different Ways to Fetch Data in jOOQ

The jOOQ API is all about convenience, and as such, an important operation (the most important one?) like fetch() must come with convenience, too. The default way to fetch data is this: Result<Record1<String>> result = ctx.select(BOOK.TITLE) .from(BOOK) .fetch(); for (Record1<String> record : result) { // ... } It fetches the entire result set into memory … Continue reading The Many Different Ways to Fetch Data in jOOQ

Setting the JDBC Statement.setFetchSize() to 1 for Single Row Queries

An interesting hint by Vladimir Sitnikov has made me think about a new benchmark for jOOQ: https://twitter.com/lukaseder/status/1407662449331949568 The benchmark should check whether single row queries should have a JDBC Statement.setFetchSize(1) call made to them by default. The Javadoc of the method says: Gives the JDBC driver a hint as to the number of rows that … Continue reading Setting the JDBC Statement.setFetchSize() to 1 for Single Row Queries

Nested Transactions in jOOQ

Since jOOQ 3.4, we have an API that simplifies transactional logic on top of JDBC in jOOQ, and starting from jOOQ 3.17 and #13502, an equivalent API will also be made available on top of R2DBC, for reactive applications. As with everything jOOQ, transactions are implemented using explicit, API based logic. The implicit logic implemented … Continue reading Nested Transactions in jOOQ

Using jOOQ’s DiagnosticsConnection to detect N+1 Queries

N+1 queries are a popular problem in many applications that run SQL queries. The problem can be described easily as follows: 1 query fetching a parent value is runN queries fetching each individual child values are run This problem isn't limited to SQL, it can happen with any poorly designed API that does not allow … Continue reading Using jOOQ’s DiagnosticsConnection to detect N+1 Queries

Ad-hoc Data Type Conversion with jOOQ 3.15

jOOQ 3.15 shipped with a ton of new features, the most important ones being: MULTISET support (type safe, nested collections)Reactive SQL support via R2DBC A very useful, lesser known new feature is "ad-hoc data type conversion". Data type converters and bindings have been around in jOOQ for a long time. Their goal is to allow … Continue reading Ad-hoc Data Type Conversion with jOOQ 3.15

Simulating Latency with SQL / JDBC

I've run across a fun little trick to simulate latency in your development environments when testing some SQL queries. Possible use-cases including to validate that backend latency won't bring down your frontend, or that your UX is still bearable, etc. https://twitter.com/gunnarmorling/status/1361061234569805832 The solution is PostgreSQL and Hibernate specific, though to doesn't have to be. Besides, … Continue reading Simulating Latency with SQL / JDBC

How to Run a Bulk INSERT .. RETURNING Statement With Oracle and JDBC

When inserting records into SQL databases, we often want to fetch back generated IDs and possibly other trigger, sequence, or default generated values. Let's assume we have the following table: -- DB2 CREATE TABLE x ( i INT GENERATED ALWAYS AS IDENTITY PRIMARY KEY, j VARCHAR(50), k DATE DEFAULT CURRENT_DATE ); -- PostgreSQL CREATE TABLE … Continue reading How to Run a Bulk INSERT .. RETURNING Statement With Oracle and JDBC

How to Fetch Oracle DBMS_OUTPUT from JDBC

When working with Oracle stored procedures, it is not uncommon to have debug log information available from DBMS_OUTPUT commands. For instance, if we have a procedure like this: CREATE TABLE my_table (i INT); CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE my_procedure (i1 INT, i2 INT) IS BEGIN INSERT INTO my_table SELECT i1 FROM dual UNION ALL SELECT i2 … Continue reading How to Fetch Oracle DBMS_OUTPUT from JDBC