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5.4. Performing Updates

To change data (perform an insert, update, or delete) you use the executeUpdate() method. executeUpdate() is similar to the executeQuery() used to issue a select, however it doesn't return a ResultSet, instead it returns the number of records affected by the insert, update, or delete statement.

Example 5-2. Simple Delete Example

This example will issue a simple delete and print out the number of rows deleted.

int foovalue = 500;
PreparedStatement st = db.prepareStatement("DELETE FROM mytable where columnfoo = ?");
st.setInt(1, foovalue);
int rowsDeleted = st.executeUpdate();
System.out.println(rowsDeleted + " rows deleted");
st.close();