Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1 Developer's Guide

CLOB Support

Character Large Object (CLOB) is a data type used to store and retrieve very long text fields. CLOBs translate into long strings.

To enable CLOB support in the Enterprise Server environment, define a CMP field of type java.lang.String. If you map the CMP bean to an existing database schema, map the field to a column of type CLOB.

To use BLOB or CLOB data types larger than 4 KB for CMP using the Inet Oraxo JDBC Driver for Oracle Databases, you must set the streamstolob property value to true.

For a list of the JDBC drivers currently supported by the Enterprise Server, see the Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1 Release Notes. For configurations of supported and other drivers, see Configurations for Specific JDBC Drivers in Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1 Administration Guide.

For automatic mapping, you might need to change the default CLOB column length for the generated schema using the schema-generator-properties element in sun-ejb-jar.xml. See your database vendor documentation to determine whether you need to specify the length. For example: