Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: 1.1
Operating System: other
I had a property in my bean that wasn't being set by BeanHandler. No matter
the value of the matching field name in the database, the value in the bean
would always come back as 0.
I traced the culprit to BasicRowProcessor.callSetter(), which calls the
setter method on the bean corresponding to the same field name in the
database. Before it attempts to call the setter, it checks to make sure that
the type of the value retrieved from the database is compatible with the type
of the bean. This behavior is fair enough, but if the types are determined to
be incompatible, DBUtils essentially fails silently. That is, it does not call
the setter and it does nothing to inform the developer that this is what
This was frustrating for me because I had a field that was type int in my bean
and type long in the database, but I didn't realize why it wasn't being set
until I stepped through the code.
1. Start a FAQ for DBUtils and mention that a bean's property will not be
initialized if its type is incompatible with the corresponding field in the
2. Log some message to this effect when it occurs (I don't believe DBUtils has
any logging, so this probably isn't viable)
3. Throw an exception when this case occurs. Better that the program fail
obviously and with some information about what happened rather than return a
bean in an invalid state.