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[JDBC-91] Issue with H2 "script" command Created: 20/Feb/14  Updated: 01/Jun/16  Resolved: 26/Aug/15

Status: Closed
Project: java.jdbc
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Defect Priority: Minor
Reporter: Mike Anderson Assignee: Sean Corfield
Resolution: Completed Votes: 0
Labels: None


While trying to execute an H2 "script" statement as follows:

(defn script []
(jdbc/execute! db [(str "script to '" "dbscript.txt" "';")]))

I get the following error message:

org.h2.jdbc.JdbcSQLException: Method is not allowed for a query. Use execute or executeQuery instead of executeUpdate; SQL statement:
script to 'dbscript.txt'; [90001-175]
at org.h2.message.DbException.getJdbcSQLException(DbException.java:332)
at org.h2.message.DbException.get(DbException.java:172)
at org.h2.message.DbException.get(DbException.java:149)
at org.h2.message.DbException.get(DbException.java:138)
at org.h2.command.Prepared.update(Prepared.java:200)
at org.h2.command.CommandContainer.update(CommandContainer.java:79)
at org.h2.command.Command.executeUpdate(Command.java:253)
at org.h2.jdbc.JdbcPreparedStatement.executeUpdateInternal(JdbcPreparedStatement.java:154)
at org.h2.jdbc.JdbcPreparedStatement.executeUpdate(JdbcPreparedStatement.java:140)
at clojure.java.jdbc$db_do_prepared$fn__339.invoke(jdbc.clj:639)
at clojure.java.jdbc$db_transaction_STAR_.doInvoke(jdbc.clj:514)
at clojure.lang.RestFn.invoke(RestFn.java:425)
at clojure.java.jdbc$db_do_prepared.doInvoke(jdbc.clj:638)
at clojure.lang.RestFn.invoke(RestFn.java:442)
at clojure.java.jdbc$execute_BANG_$execute_helper__368.invoke(jdbc.clj:738)
at clojure.java.jdbc$execute_BANG_.doInvoke(jdbc.clj:742)

It's possible that I'm just doing something stupid as I don't really knwo the internals of java.jdbc, but it looks like this is a bug with the type of query being constructed in "db_do_prepared"?

Comment by Sean Corfield [ 28/Feb/14 1:44 AM ]

Mike, since "script to file.txt;" is not a query or update, I would expect db-do-commands to be the right function to call here, not execute! - can you try that and let me know if it works?

Comment by Mike Anderson [ 14/Apr/14 10:27 PM ]

Hi Sean, I still seem to get an error:

(j/db-do-commands db (str "SCRIPT TO '" "dbscript.txt" "';"))
JdbcBatchUpdateException Method is not allowed for a query. Use execute or executeQuery instead of executeUpdate; SQL statement:
SCRIPT TO 'dbscript.txt'; [90001-175] org.h2.jdbc.JdbcStatement.executeBatch (JdbcStatement.java:672)

Comment by Mike Anderson [ 14/Apr/14 10:33 PM ]

Interestingly, this seems to work:

(j/query db [(str "SCRIPT TO '" "dbscript.txt" "';")])

So I have a good workaround at least. Not sure what the right overall solution is - maybe some clearer error messages or docstrings regarding what is / isn't allowed with each type of query would be good?

Comment by Sean Corfield [ 14/Apr/14 11:03 PM ]

Well, I don't have much control over what the JDBC driver itself accepts or doesn't accept for various commands but perhaps introducing a variant of db-do-commands that allows you to specify exactly what method on the PreparedStatement gets called would be helpful here. Or maybe you could just create a PrepatedStatement object - there's an API for that - and run non-standard commands thru that directly?

Comment by Mike Anderson [ 15/Apr/14 11:02 PM ]

Well I'm not a JDBC expert so don't want to give too strong an opinion on API design

My feeling is that some kind of variant of `db-do-commends`, perhaps with keyword arguments (which override a sensible default) would be useful. But that is only a hunch... and I'm not sure if it conflicts with any other assumptions in the design. And I certainly wouldn't want to complicate the API design if this is just a corner case / H2 quirk.

Perhaps just docstring changes that make clear the usage of executeQuery vs. execute vs. executeBatch etc. would be sufficient? I think that was what was fundamentally causing me some confusion.

Anyway I have a good workaround now. So feel free to close / re-purpose this issue as you wish!

Comment by Sean Corfield [ 28/Oct/14 6:48 PM ]

Given that Mike has a workaround, lowering priority to Minor. Probably best addressed by docstring updates at this point.

Comment by Sean Corfield [ 26/Aug/15 11:14 PM ]

Resolved by improving docstrings and adding official support for H2 (and testing against it!).

The specific solution for this script issue is to use (query ...) because that's what the underlying H2 driver wants!

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