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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2005


    HI I was wondering if I could get some help here.

    I have a java program that connects to an Access database. This is just a small simple program. The database table has a primary key and it is the first field with numbers in it going from 1 and up for each record. I would like to be able to goto the last record in the table and find out what the number is in the primary key. I used the last(); method and the program compiles fine but on runtime it gives me an error message -> Result set type is TYPE_FORWARD_ONLY 0 null

    Can anyone help.

    Here is my code:

    import java.sql.*;

    public class test {
    public static void main(String[] arguments) {
    String data = "jdbcdbc:tester1";

    try {
    Connection conn = DriverManager.getConnection(
    data, "", "");
    Statement st = conn.createStatement();
    ResultSet rec = st.executeQuery(
    "SELECT * FROM Table1 ");


    } catch (SQLException s) {
    System.out.println("SQL Error: " + s.toString() + " "
    + s.getErrorCode() + " " + s.getSQLState());
    } catch (Exception e) {
    System.out.println(" Error: " + e.toString()
    + e.getMessage());

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    The problem is that you don't have a "scrollable" cursor which you need for last. By default most cursors are TYPE_FORWARD_ONLY.

    You can request a scrollable cursor by using a different method for creating your statement.

    Statement statement = conn.createStatement(ResultSet.TYPE_SCROLL_INSENSITIVE,ResultSet.CONCUR_READ_ONLY);
    ResultSet rs = statement.executeQuery(YOUR_SQL_GOES_HERE);

    Consult the java.sql. API for more information on this.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    If you want the highest value, then you could use something like:

    "select max(colName) \"MAXPRIMARY\" from aTable"

    if that works with MS Access....
    eschew obfuscation

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by sjalle
    If you want the highest value, then you could use something like:

    "select max(colName) \"MAXPRIMARY\" from aTable"

    if that works with MS Access....
    Oh silly me. I only read the original problem and not what the poster was actually trying to do.

    Just to confirm. Access supports the MAX function.

    So "SELECT MAX(primarykeycolumnname) FROM Table1" will work.

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