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Re: Queries with large ResultSets

From: Oliver Jowett <oliver(at)opencloud(dot)com>
To: Jack Orenstein <jao(at)geophile(dot)com>
Cc: psql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Queries with large ResultSets
Date: 2004-05-20 04:55:14
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Jack Orenstein wrote:
> If I'm reading the source code correctly, the PostgreSQL 7.3.4 JDBC
> driver creates a ResultSet by evaluating the entire query, and putting
> all the rows into a Vector. iterates over the
> Vector. Is that in fact what is happening?

That's probably true for the 7.3.4 driver, which is quite old now.

The latest 7.4 drivers (which will work against a 7.3 server) will use a 
cursor to fetch the resultset incrementally when:

  - the statement fetchsize is non-zero; and
  - autocommit is off (and
  - the statement is TYPE_FORWARD_ONLY; and
  - the query is a single SELECT

There's also been a patch posted recently (check the archives) that 
allows use of cursors with scrollable resultsets.


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