JDBC Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 3.03, by Dr. Herong Yang
Overview of RowSet Objects
This section provides overview information on RowSet interface and its implementations.
RowSet is a new concept introduced in the JDBC specification. A RowSet object is designed to represent a container of tabular data from any data source. A RowSet object may obtain data from a database server through a JDBC driver, it may also obtain data from a spreadsheet, a flat file, or an XML document.
A RowSet object extends the ResultSet interface, so that it has ResultSet methods to retrieve column values or update rows back to the data source.
A RowSet object is also a JavaBeans component. It is designed to combine functionalities of Connect, Statement and ResultSet objects into a single object.
There 5 standard implementations of RowSet interface:
Sun has developed reference implementations of all 5 types or RowSet objects. But they are not included in standard JDK packages. They are packaged under com.sun.rowset. You need to down them separately. See the next tutorial for details.
Last update: 2015.
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