I just encountered a situation where JDBC allowed me to update rows in a table where the values did not match the column definition.

As long as you use the setObject method, you can set a numeric column to a string value and a character column with a numeric value.

The value contents have to match the column definition, but it doesn't seem to care what the data type being passed in.

For instance:

You create a table as such ...

create table testtab1 (
decfield decimal(8,0),
charfield char(10)

... and then run code like this ...

try (
Connection conn = DriverManager.getConnection(url, props);
PreparedStatement stmt = conn.prepareStatement("insert into dxglib/testtab1 (decfield,charfield) values(?,?)");
) {

stmt.setObject(1, 1);
stmt.setObject(2, "xyz");

stmt.setObject(1, "2");
stmt.setObject(2, 3);

stmt.setObject(1, "A");
stmt.setObject(2, 3);

} catch (Exception e) {

.. the first two updates will work fine, but the 3rd will fail.


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