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Querying the Database

To query the database, you can instantiate a ResultSet object, as illustrated in Listing 3.

Listing 3 Creating a ResultSet object

ResultSet rs1 = s.executeQuery(

The next step is to look inside the ResultSet object.

Remember that he code inside the parentheses in Listing 3 is just an SQL select statement. As the Derby reference manual describes it: A select statement returns a ResultSet.

Another important database item is a cursor, which is a pointer to a specific row in a ResultSet object. In Java applications, all ResultSet objects are cursors.

So, the next step is pulling some data out of the ResultSet object.

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