Closing InputStream Too Early on setCharacterStream()

This section describes an error condition where executeUpdate() gives an exception if the Reader is closed too early.

The program in the previous tutorial worked nicely. But if you make a mistake by placing the bodyIn.close() statement before ps.executeUpdate(), you will get an IOException when ps.executeUpdate() is called. The reason is simple, reading of data from the Reader is done at the time of executeUpdate() call, not before. Here is a test program:

 * Copyright (c) All Rights Reserved.
import java.sql.*;
public class SqlServerClobSetCharacterStreamError {
  public static void main(String [] args) {
    Connection con = null;
    try { ds
        = new;
//      ds.setPortNumber(60782);
      con = ds.getConnection();

// Deleting the record for re-testing
      String subject = "Test of setCharacterStream() methods";
      Statement sta = con.createStatement();
      sta.executeUpdate("DELETE FROM Article WHERE Subject = '"

// Inserting CLOB value with a PreparedStatement
      PreparedStatement ps = con.prepareStatement(
        "INSERT INTO Article (Subject, Body) VALUES (?,?)");
      ps.setString(1, subject);
      Reader bodyIn =
        new FileReader("");
      File fileIn = new File("");
      ps.setCharacterStream(2, bodyIn, (int) fileIn.length());

// Error - Closing the Reader too early.

      int count = ps.executeUpdate();

// Retrieving CLOB value with getString()
      sta = con.createStatement();
      ResultSet res = sta.executeQuery("SELECT * FROM Article"
        +" WHERE Subject = '"+subject+"'");;
      System.out.println("The inserted record: ");
      System.out.println("   Subject = "+res.getString("Subject"));
      System.out.println("   Body = "

    } catch (Exception e) {

The IOException with newer versions of JDK is shown below. The message tells me that the Reader is closed.

herong> java -cp .;mssql-jdbc-9.4.1.jre16.jar \
An error occurred while reading the value from the stream object.
Error: " Stream closed"

However, with JDK 1.6, the error message doesn't tell me that the Reader is closed.

herong> Progra~1\java\jdk1.6.0_02\bin\java \
   -cp .;sqljdbc.jar SqlServerClobSetCharacterStreamError
  Unexpected IOException processing character stream Reader.
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Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) Introduction

 JDK (Java SE) Installation

 Installing and Running Java DB - Derby

 Derby (Java DB) JDBC Driver

 Derby (Java DB) JDBC DataSource Objects

 Java DB (Derby) - DML Statements

 Java DB (Derby) - ResultSet Objects of Queries

 Java DB (Derby) - PreparedStatement

 MySQL Installation on Windows

 MySQL JDBC Driver (MySQL Connector/J)

 MySQL - PreparedStatement

 MySQL - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

 MySQL - JBDC CallableStatement

 MySQL CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 MySQL BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Oracle Express Edition Installation on Windows

 Oracle JDBC Drivers

 Oracle - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

 Oracle - PreparedStatement

 Oracle - JBDC CallableStatement

 Oracle CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 Oracle BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition

 Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - Query Statements and Result Sets

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DatabaseMetaData Object

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DDL Statements

 Microsoft JDBC Driver - DML Statements

 SQL Server - PreparedStatement

SQL Server CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 Overview of CLOB (Character Large Object)

 Create Tables with CLOB Columns

 Inserting CLOB Values with SQL INSERT Statements

 Inserting CLOB Values with setString() Method

 Inserting CLOB Values with setCharacterStream() Method

Closing InputStream Too Early on setCharacterStream()

 Retrieving CLOB Values with getString() Method

 Retrieving CLOB Values with getCharacterStream() Method

 Retrieving CLOB Values with getClob() Method

 Inserting CLOB Values with setClob() Method

 SQL Server BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - Flat Text Files

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS Access

 JDBC-ODBC Bridge Driver - MS SQL Server

 Summary of JDBC Drivers and Database Servers

 Using Connection Pool with JDBC

 Archived Tutorials


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