This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
For oracle you would insert a new row into a table whose primary key is an integer sequential type using one syntax, while for other database engines you would use a different syntax. Of course, it's not covered by the ANSI standard, but even so, this kind of type seems quite ubiquitous. Is there a standard way of dealing with the sequential type through the JDBC interface, barring the approach where you generate a different SQL text string to perform an identical operation for each different database?