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sql statement problem

Rekha Pande
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 145
hi all...

when we have to pass a string value to a sql stmt .. we usually write
(select * from atable where username = '"+username+"').. but supposing we have an int variable
int userid = 4;
int serialno=2;

how will i use this in the sql statement... if i use the below stmt it gives me an error...???
(select * from atable where userid = '"+userid+"' and serailno = '"+serialno+"')..

plz tell me how i can use numeric values in sql statements......plz

Julian Kennedy
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Joined: Aug 02, 2004
Posts: 823
Hi Rekha,

The reason you're getting an error is because the single quotes are used to delimit a string/varchar in SQL. Remove them and it'll work fine. A better solution, however, is to use a PreparedStatement instead of a plain old Statement. Check it out in the Javadoc, a book or one of Sun's JDBC tutorials.

Your other question about paging has been discussed recently on this site. I can't remember exactly where (JDBC?, HTML/JavaScript?, possibly this forum) but you might try searching a few forums.

Jeanne Boyarsky
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The other thread Jules was alluding to.

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