This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
Given that a result set knows the TYPE of each column of data, via ResultSetMetaData I'm wondering whether it's impossible or impractical to extend ResultSet and provide a get() method that is TYPE independent, and calls the appropriate getXXX based on the column's type (at least for those types that should be displayed as text.) If it is possible, what are the reasons for not supplying something like this in java.sql?? I'm tempted to try doing this, and am wondering if there is some huge pitfall I've overlooked! [I just looked at ResultSet.getString() again and it sounds like maybe it already does this. I will try it and see.] Thanks! [This message has been edited by eric moon (edited December 16, 2000).]
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