Get the Schema/Metadata out of a SQL Query without executing it

Writing by on Thursday, 7 of June , 2012 at 5:06 pm

You can use PreparedStatement to compile the SQL and then get the ResultSetMetaData from it.

// Get the Connection
Connection conn = getConnection();

// Get the MetaData
PreparedStatement ps = conn.prepareStatement(sql);
ResultSetMetaData rsmd = ps.getMetaData();

// Get the alias & type
for (int i=0; i<rsmd.getColumnCount(); i++) {
   String alias = rsmd.getColumnName(i+1);
   String strType = rsmd.getColumnTypeName(i+1);
   int type = rsmd.getColumnType(i+1)

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