PRB: Unexpected Connections to SQL Server with JDBC

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When you use multiple JDBC statements on a single connection, you may see multiple connections implicitly created by the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Driver for JDBC.


If you open your database connection with the SelectMethod property set to Direct (the default setting), only one statement at a time can be active on the connection. When you create a second statement, the driver implicitly opens a new connection to handle the new result set.


The following two methods prevent implicit connections:
  • Close all open statements that are no longer needed.
  • Set the SelectMethod property to Cursor in your connection string.


This behavior is by design.


Steps to Reproduce the Behavior

The following code demonstrates a scenario where the driver creates an implicit connection:
Class.forName("" );
Connection conn = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:microsoft:sqlserver://myServer:1433;databasename=pubs;SelectMethod=direct","myUser","myPassword");
Statement stmt1 = conn.createStatement();
stmt1.execute("INSERT INTO myTable1 (col1) VALUES (1)");
//stmt1.close();  //Uncomment this line to prevent the implicit connection.
Statement stmt2 = conn.createStatement();
stmt2.execute("INSERT INTO myTable2 (col1) VALUES (2)");
//stmt2.close(); //Good practice to clean up after each statement.
An INSERT statement is used in the example, but the contents of the SQL statement that is used is not important. If you use a tool such as SQL Profiler to observe the connections that are made to the SQL Server, you notice that as soon as the second statement is created, the implicit connection is made.


For complete details on the SelectMethod property, see the documentation for the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Driver for JDBC.


Article ID: 313220 - Last Review: June 5, 2002 - Revision: 1.0
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Driver for JDBC
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