This book describes how to install and use Java classes and methods in the Sybase® Adaptive Server® Enterprise database.
This book is for Sybase System Administrators, Database Owners, and users who are familiar with the Java programming language and Transact-SQL®, the Sybase version of Structured Query Language (SQL). Familiarity with Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), the eXtensible Markup Language (XML), and the Extensible Query Language (XQL) is assumed for those who use these features.
This book will assist you in installing, configuring, and using Java classes and methods in the Adaptive Server database. It includes these chapters:
Chapter 1, “An Introduction to Java in the Database,” provides an overview of Java in Adaptive Server, including a “questions and answers” section for both novice and experienced Java users.
Chapter 2, “Preparing for and Maintaining Java in the Database,” describes the Java runtime environment and the steps for enabling Java on the server and installing Java classes.
Chapter 3, “Using Java Classes in SQL,” describes how to use Java-SQL classes in your Adaptive Server database.
Chapter 4, “Data Access Using JDBC,” describes how you use a JDBC driver (on the server or on the client) to perform SQL operations in Java.
Chapter 5, “SQLJ Functions and Stored Procedures,” describes how you can enclose and use Java methods in SQL wrappers.
Chapter 6, “Introduction to XML in the Database,” provides an overview of XML and the methods for storing XML documents in Adaptive Server and generating them from SQL data.
Chapters 7, 8, and 9 describe other ways that you can use XML in the Adaptive Server database.
Chapter 7, “Selecting Data with XQL,” describes how to select raw data from Adaptive Server using the XQL language and display it as an XML document.
Chapter 8, “Specialized XML Processing,” describes the OrderXML class, which is designed for an example application that uses XML documents for customer Order data, and is written specifically to process XML documents for order data.
Chapter 9, “XML for SQL Result Sets,” describes the ResultSetXML class, which allows you to generate an XML document representing an SQL result set, and to access and update such an XML document.
Chapter 10, “Debugging Java in the Database,” describes how you use the Sybase debugger with Java.
Chapter 11, “Network Access Using java.net,” describes how you can use java.net, a package that allows you to create networking applications over TCP/IP. It enables classes running in Adaptive Server to access different kinds of servers.
Chapter 12, “Reference Topics,” provides information about datatype mapping, Java-SQL syntax, and other useful information.
In addition, a glossary provides descriptions of the Java and Java-SQL terms used in this book.
The following documents comprise the Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise documentation:
The release bulletin for your platform – contains last-minute information that was too late to be included in the books.
A more recent version of the release bulletin may be available on the World Wide Web. To check for critical product or document information that was added after the release of the product CD, use the Sybase Technical Library.
The Installation Guide for your platform – describes installation, upgrade, and configuration procedures for all Adaptive Server and related Sybase products.
Configuring Adaptive Server Enterprise for your platform – provides instructions for performing specific configuration tasks for Adaptive Server.
What’s New in Adaptive Server Enterprise? – describes the new features in Adaptive Server version 12.5, the system changes added to support those features, and the changes that may affect your existing applications.
Transact-SQL User’s Guide – documents Transact-SQL, Sybase’s enhanced version of the relational database language. This manual serves as a textbook for beginning users of the database management system. This manual also contains descriptions of the pubs2 and pubs3 sample databases.
System Administration Guide – provides in-depth information about administering servers and databases. This manual includes instructions and guidelines for managing physical resources, security, user and system databases, and specifying character conversion, international language, and sort order settings.
Reference Manual – contains detailed information about all Transact-SQL commands, functions, procedures, and datatypes. This manual also contains a list of the Transact-SQL reserved words and definitions of system tables.
Performance and Tuning Guide – explains how to tune Adaptive Server for maximum performance. This manual includes information about database design issues that affect performance, query optimization, how to tune Adaptive Server for very large databases, disk and cache issues, and the effects of locking and cursors on performance.
The Utility Guide – documents the Adaptive Server utility programs, such as isql and bcp, which are executed at the operating system level.
The Quick Reference Guide – provides a comprehensive listing of the names and syntax for commands, functions, system procedures, extended system procedures, datatypes, and utilities in a pocket-sized book. Available only in print version.
The System Tables Diagram – illustrates system tables and their entity relationships in a poster format. Available only in print version.
Error Messages and Troubleshooting Guide – explains how to resolve frequently occurring error messages and describes solutions to system problems frequently encountered by users.
Component Integration Services User’s Guide – explains how to use the Adaptive Server Component Integration Services feature to connect remote Sybase and non-Sybase databases.
Using Sybase Failover in a High Availability System – provides instructions for using Sybase’s Failover to configure an Adaptive Server as a companion server in a high availability system.
Using Adaptive Server Distributed Transaction Management Features – explains how to configure, use, and troubleshoot Adaptive Server DTM features in distributed transaction processing environments.
EJB Server User’s Guide – explains how to use EJB Server to deploy and execute Enterprise JavaBeans in Adaptive Server.
XA Interface Integration Guide for CICS, Encina, and TUXEDO – provides instructions for using Sybase’s DTM XA interface with X/Open XA transaction managers.
Glossary – defines technical terms used in the Adaptive Server documentation.
Sybase jConnect for JDBC Programmer’s Reference – describes the jConnect for JDBC product and explains how to use it to access data stored in relational database management systems.
Full-Text Search Specialty Data Store User’s Guide – describes how to use the Full-Text Search feature with Verity to search Adaptive Server Enterprise data.
Historical Server User’s Guide –describes how to use Historical Server to obtain performance information for SQL Server and Adaptive Server.
Monitor Server User’s Guide – describes how to use Monitor Server to obtain performance statistics from SQL Server and Adaptive Server.
Monitor Client Library Programmer’s Guide – describes how to write Monitor Client Library applications that access Adaptive Server performance data.
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This book uses these font and syntax conventions for Java items:
Classes, interfaces, methods, and packages are shown in Helvetica within paragraph text. For example:
setBinaryStream( ) method
Objects, instances, and parameter names are shown in italics. For example:
“In the following example, ctx is a DirContext object.”
“eventHdler is an instance of the SybEventHandler class that you implement.”
“The classes parameter is a string that lists specific classes you want to debug.”
Java names are always case sensitive. For example, if a Java method name is shown as Misc.stripLeadingBlanks( ), you must type the method name exactly as displayed.
This book uses the same font and syntax conventions for Transact-SQL as other Adaptive Server documents:
Command names, command option names, utility names, utility flags, and other keywords are in Helvetica in paragraph text. For example:
Variables, or words that stand for values that you fill in, are in italics. For example:
Code fragments are shown in a monospace font.Variables in code fragments (that is, words that stand for values that you fill in) are italicized. For example:
Connection con = DriverManager.getConnection ("jdbc:sybase:Tds:host:port", props);
You can disregard case when typing Transact-SQL keywords. For example, SELECT, Select, and select are the same.
Additional conventions for syntax statements in this manual are described in Table 1. Examples illustrating each convention can be found in the System Administration Guide.
Curly braces indicate that you choose at least one of the enclosed options. Do not include braces in your option.
Brackets mean choosing one or more of the enclosed options is optional. Do not include brackets in your option.
Parentheses are to be typed as part of the command.
The vertical bar means you may select only one of the options shown.
The comma means you may choose as many of the options shown as you like, separating your choices with commas to be typed as part of the command.
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