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execute() and executeQuery()

 
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Can anybody tell me when shall I use the method execute() , executeQuery() what is the difference

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[ October 21, 2008: Message edited by: David O'Meara ]
 
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one returns a ResultSet and the other does not. If you want a ResultSEt (eg from a query) then use that one.
 
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You may also call Statement.getResultSet() if you choose to use execute() and the statement produces a ResultSet. executeQuery() is a conveience method when running SELECT statements as you of course are looking for a Result set usually in this case.
 
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