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Java™ for COBOL Programmers, Third Edition by John C. Byrne

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13 Java Database Connectivity

JDBC is a call-level interface built with Java for performing operations on relational databases. It resembles the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) standard created by Microsoft, but it is generally easier to use. The range of operations it can perform is extremely broad: queries, inserts, updates, deletes, and stored procedure calls. It also has an API that allows access to database metadata, which includes capabilities for obtaining information about tables and columns.

Although JDBC is included in the Java Standard Edition SDK, I am ...

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