What's new in JDBC 3.0?

Joe Sam Shirah

Probably the new features of most interest are:

  • Savepoint support
  • Reuse of prepared statements by connection pools
  • Retrieval of auto-generated keys
  • Ability to have multiple open ResultSet objects
  • Ability to make internal updates to the data in Blob and Clob objects
  • Ability to Update columns containing BLOB, CLOB, ARRAY and REF types
  • Both java.sql and javax.sql ( JDBC 2.0 Optional Package ) are expected to be included with J2SE 1.4.
For additional features and complete information, the specification can be downloaded from JDBC API Specifications.