Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.sql
Interface SQLInput

All Known Implementing Classes:
SQLInputImpl

public interface SQLInput

An input stream that contains a stream of values representing an instance of an SQL structured type or an SQL distinct type. This interface, used only for custom mapping, is used by the driver behind the scenes, and a programmer never directly invokes SQLInput methods. The reader methods (readLong, readBytes, and so on) provide a way for an implementation of the SQLData interface to read the values in an SQLInput object. And as described in SQLData, calls to reader methods must be made in the order that their corresponding attributes appear in the SQL definition of the type. The method wasNull is used to determine whether the last value read was SQL NULL.

When the method getObject is called with an object of a class implementing the interface SQLData, the JDBC driver calls the method SQLData.getSQLType to determine the SQL type of the user-defined type (UDT) being custom mapped. The driver creates an instance of SQLInput, populating it with the attributes of the UDT. The driver then passes the input stream to the method SQLData.readSQL, which in turn calls the SQLInput reader methods in its implementation for reading the attributes from the input stream.

Since:
1.2

Method Summary
 Array readArray()
          Reads an SQL ARRAY value from the stream and returns it as an Array object in the Java programming language.
 InputStream readAsciiStream()
          Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a stream of ASCII characters.
 BigDecimal readBigDecimal()
          Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a java.math.BigDecimal object in the Java programming language.
 InputStream readBinaryStream()
          Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a stream of uninterpreted bytes.
 Blob readBlob()
          Reads an SQL BLOB value from the stream and returns it as a Blob object in the Java programming language.
 boolean readBoolean()
          Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a boolean in the Java programming language.
 byte readByte()
          Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a byte in the Java programming language.
 byte[] readBytes()
          Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as an array of bytes in the Java programming language.
 Reader readCharacterStream()
          Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a stream of Unicode characters.
 Clob readClob()
          Reads an SQL CLOB value from the stream and returns it as a Clob object in the Java programming language.
 Date readDate()
          Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a java.sql.Date object.
 double readDouble()
          Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a double in the Java programming language.
 float readFloat()
          Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a float in the Java programming language.
 int readInt()
          Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as an int in the Java programming language.
 long readLong()
          Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a long in the Java programming language.
 NClob readNClob()
          Reads an SQL NCLOB value from the stream and returns it as a NClob object in the Java programming language.
 String readNString()
          Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a String in the Java programming language.
 Object readObject()
          Reads the datum at the head of the stream and returns it as an Object in the Java programming language.
 Ref readRef()
          Reads an SQL REF value from the stream and returns it as a Ref object in the Java programming language.
 RowId readRowId()
          Reads an SQL ROWID value from the stream and returns it as a RowId object in the Java programming language.
 short readShort()
          Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a short in the Java programming language.
 SQLXML readSQLXML()
          Reads an SQL XML value from the stream and returns it as a SQLXML object in the Java programming language.
 String readString()
          Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a String in the Java programming language.
 Time readTime()
          Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a java.sql.Time object.
 Timestamp readTimestamp()
          Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a java.sql.Timestamp object.
 URL readURL()
          Reads an SQL DATALINK value from the stream and returns it as a java.net.URL object in the Java programming language.
 boolean wasNull()
          Retrieves whether the last value read was SQL NULL.
 

Method Detail

readString

String readString()
                  throws SQLException
Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a String in the Java programming language.

Returns:
the attribute; if the value is SQL NULL, returns null
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.2

readBoolean

boolean readBoolean()
                    throws SQLException
Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a boolean in the Java programming language.

Returns:
the attribute; if the value is SQL NULL, returns false
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.2

readByte

byte readByte()
              throws SQLException
Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a byte in the Java programming language.

Returns:
the attribute; if the value is SQL NULL, returns 0
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.2

readShort

short readShort()
                throws SQLException
Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a short in the Java programming language.

Returns:
the attribute; if the value is SQL NULL, returns 0
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.2

readInt

int readInt()
            throws SQLException
Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as an int in the Java programming language.

Returns:
the attribute; if the value is SQL NULL, returns 0
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.2

readLong

long readLong()
              throws SQLException
Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a long in the Java programming language.

Returns:
the attribute; if the value is SQL NULL, returns 0
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.2

readFloat

float readFloat()
                throws SQLException
Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a float in the Java programming language.

Returns:
the attribute; if the value is SQL NULL, returns 0
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.2

readDouble

double readDouble()
                  throws SQLException
Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a double in the Java programming language.

Returns:
the attribute; if the value is SQL NULL, returns 0
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.2

readBigDecimal

BigDecimal readBigDecimal()
                          throws SQLException
Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a java.math.BigDecimal object in the Java programming language.

Returns:
the attribute; if the value is SQL NULL, returns null
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.2

readBytes

byte[] readBytes()
                 throws SQLException
Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as an array of bytes in the Java programming language.

Returns:
the attribute; if the value is SQL NULL, returns null
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.2

readDate

Date readDate()
              throws SQLException
Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a java.sql.Date object.

Returns:
the attribute; if the value is SQL NULL, returns null
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.2

readTime

Time readTime()
              throws SQLException
Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a java.sql.Time object.

Returns:
the attribute; if the value is SQL NULL, returns null
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.2

readTimestamp

Timestamp readTimestamp()
                        throws SQLException
Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a java.sql.Timestamp object.

Returns:
the attribute; if the value is SQL NULL, returns null
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.2

readCharacterStream

Reader readCharacterStream()
                           throws SQLException
Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a stream of Unicode characters.

Returns:
the attribute; if the value is SQL NULL, returns null
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.2

readAsciiStream

InputStream readAsciiStream()
                            throws SQLException
Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a stream of ASCII characters.

Returns:
the attribute; if the value is SQL NULL, returns null
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.2

readBinaryStream

InputStream readBinaryStream()
                             throws SQLException
Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a stream of uninterpreted bytes.

Returns:
the attribute; if the value is SQL NULL, returns null
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.2

readObject

Object readObject()
                  throws SQLException
Reads the datum at the head of the stream and returns it as an Object in the Java programming language. The actual type of the object returned is determined by the default type mapping, and any customizations present in this stream's type map.

A type map is registered with the stream by the JDBC driver before the stream is passed to the application.

When the datum at the head of the stream is an SQL NULL, the method returns null. If the datum is an SQL structured or distinct type, it determines the SQL type of the datum at the head of the stream. If the stream's type map has an entry for that SQL type, the driver constructs an object of the appropriate class and calls the method SQLData.readSQL on that object, which reads additional data from the stream, using the protocol described for that method.

Returns:
the datum at the head of the stream as an Object in the Java programming language;null if the datum is SQL NULL
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.2

readRef

Ref readRef()
            throws SQLException
Reads an SQL REF value from the stream and returns it as a Ref object in the Java programming language.

Returns:
a Ref object representing the SQL REF value at the head of the stream; null if the value read is SQL NULL
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.2

readBlob

Blob readBlob()
              throws SQLException
Reads an SQL BLOB value from the stream and returns it as a Blob object in the Java programming language.

Returns:
a Blob object representing data of the SQL BLOB value at the head of the stream; null if the value read is SQL NULL
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.2

readClob

Clob readClob()
              throws SQLException
Reads an SQL CLOB value from the stream and returns it as a Clob object in the Java programming language.

Returns:
a Clob object representing data of the SQL CLOB value at the head of the stream; null if the value read is SQL NULL
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.2

readArray

Array readArray()
                throws SQLException
Reads an SQL ARRAY value from the stream and returns it as an Array object in the Java programming language.

Returns:
an Array object representing data of the SQL ARRAY value at the head of the stream; null if the value read is SQL NULL
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.2

wasNull

boolean wasNull()
                throws SQLException
Retrieves whether the last value read was SQL NULL.

Returns:
true if the most recently read SQL value was SQL NULL; false otherwise
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.2

readURL

URL readURL()
            throws SQLException
Reads an SQL DATALINK value from the stream and returns it as a java.net.URL object in the Java programming language.

Returns:
a java.net.URL object.
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs, or if a URL is malformed
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.4

readNClob

NClob readNClob()
                throws SQLException
Reads an SQL NCLOB value from the stream and returns it as a NClob object in the Java programming language.

Returns:
a NClob object representing data of the SQL NCLOB value at the head of the stream; null if the value read is SQL NULL
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.6

readNString

String readNString()
                   throws SQLException
Reads the next attribute in the stream and returns it as a String in the Java programming language. It is intended for use when accessing NCHAR,NVARCHAR and LONGNVARCHAR columns.

Returns:
the attribute; if the value is SQL NULL, returns null
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.6

readSQLXML

SQLXML readSQLXML()
                  throws SQLException
Reads an SQL XML value from the stream and returns it as a SQLXML object in the Java programming language.

Returns:
a SQLXML object representing data of the SQL XML value at the head of the stream; null if the value read is SQL NULL
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.6

readRowId

RowId readRowId()
                throws SQLException
Reads an SQL ROWID value from the stream and returns it as a RowId object in the Java programming language.

Returns:
a RowId object representing data of the SQL ROWID value at the head of the stream; null if the value read is SQL NULL
Throws:
SQLException - if a database access error occurs
SQLFeatureNotSupportedException - if the JDBC driver does not support this method
Since:
1.6

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