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Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1 Application Development Guide
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Part I Development Tasks and Tools

1.  Setting Up a Development Environment

2.  Class Loaders

3.  Debugging Applications

Part II Developing Applications and Application Components

4.  Securing Applications

5.  Developing Web Services

6.  Using the Java Persistence API

7.  Developing Web Applications

8.  Using Enterprise JavaBeans Technology

9.  Using Container-Managed Persistence

10.  Developing Java Clients

11.  Developing Connectors

12.  Developing Lifecycle Listeners

13.  Developing OSGi-enabled Java EE Applications

Part III Using Services and APIs

14.  Using the JDBC API for Database Access


Using an Initialization Statement

Setting a Statement Timeout

Statement Leak Detection and Leaked Statement Reclamation

Statement Caching

Statement Tracing


Transparent Pool Reconfiguration

Disabling Pooling

Associating Connections with Threads

Custom Connection Validation

Sharing Connections

Marking Bad Connections

Handling Invalid Connections

Connection Wrapping

Wrapping Connections

Obtaining a Physical Connection From a Wrapped Connection

Using the Connection.unwrap() Method

Allowing Non-Component Callers

Using Application-Scoped Resources

Restrictions and Optimizations

Disabling Stored Procedure Creation on Sybase

15.  Using the Transaction Service

16.  Using the Java Naming and Directory Interface

17.  Using the Java Message Service

18.  Using the JavaMail API


Chapter 14

Using the JDBC API for Database Access

This chapter describes how to use the Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) API for database access with the Oracle GlassFish Server. This chapter also provides high level JDBC implementation instructions for servlets and EJB components using the GlassFish Server. If the JDK version 1.6 is used, the GlassFish Server supports the JDBC 4.0 API.

The JDBC specifications are available at

A useful JDBC tutorial is located at

Note - The GlassFish Server does not support connection pooling or transactions for an application’s database access if it does not use standard Java EE DataSource objects.

The following topics are addressed here: