JDBC GS Update with executeUpdate

How do we perform SQL Update with the executeUpdate() method contained in a JDBC-Statement object.

  1. First you need to Create a Database Connection.
  2. Then create a regular Statement object with the method, createStatement().
  3. The next step is to write your SQL Update statement and give this string as a parameter to the method:
    Method in Statement interface Description
    int executeUpdate(String sql) Executes the given SQL statement, and returns the update count.
    Here is an example of using this method to Update a database table:
    import java.sql.Connection;
    import java.sql.DriverManager;
    import java.sql.ResultSet;
    import java.sql.SQLException;
    import java.sql.Statement;
    import java.util.logging.Level;
    import java.util.logging.Logger;
    public class SQLUpdate {
      public static void main(String[] args) {
      Connection conn = null;
        Statement stmt = null;
        try {
          // Register a driver for the MySQL database
          // Create a url for accessing the MySQL
          // database CarDB
          String url = "jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/CarDB";
          // user and password to access the database
          String username = "root";
          String password = "root";
          // User the DriverManager to get a Connection to the database
          conn = DriverManager.getConnection(url, username, password);
          // Create a  Statement 
          // that is non-updateable, non-scrollable conserning ResultSet
          stmt = conn.createStatement();
          // Calculate NewPrice for all cars using executeUpdate
          String query = "Update CarPark Set newPrice=dayPrice*0.8";
          int result = stmt.executeUpdate(query);
          if (result > 0) {
            System.out.println("New price for all cars are calculated");
          // Create a  ResultSet with a query that returns
          // all the columns  from the dB table Carpark
          ResultSet resultSet = stmt.executeQuery("select * from Carpark ");
          // As cursor is at the before first row position
          // we use the next() method to
          // test and read the first row in the ResultSet.
          if (resultSet.next()) {
            // Then we use a loop to retrieve rows and column data
            // and creates a html coded table output
            System.out.println("<table border='1' >");
            do {
              System.out.print("<td>" + resultSet.getString("regNo") + "</td>");
              System.out.print("<td>" + resultSet.getString("cartype") + "</td>");
              System.out.println("<td>" + resultSet.getInt("model") + "</td>");
              System.out.println("<td>" + resultSet.getDouble("dayPrice") + "</td>");
              System.out.println("<td>" + resultSet.getDouble("newPrice") + "</td>");
            } while (resultSet.next());
        } catch (ClassNotFoundException ex) {
                  log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        } catch (SQLException e) {
        } finally {
          try {
            // Close the Statement, which also close the ResultSet
          } catch (Exception xe) {

    You should use the close() method in the Statement object when you do not need it anymore.

    You should also use the close() method in the Connection object when you do not need it anymore.

    You can download this example here (needed tools can be found in the right menu on this page).

    If we run this application the result should be:
    As pure output Translated by a Browser
    <table border='1' >
    AD23443BMW2001 300.0 240.0
    AX72345AUDI2003 350.0 280.0
    CE23473AUDI2001 400.0 320.0
    DE12345AUDI2003 250.0 200.0
    DE23453FORD2002 375.0 300.0
    DE34562OPEL2001 340.0 272.0
    RE23456FORD2005 350.0 280.0

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