Commons DbUtils
  1. Commons DbUtils
  2. DBUTILS-42

Object with Long or Decimal got initial zero value while database field is null


    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.1
    • Fix Version/s: 1.2
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    • Environment:

      JDK 5.0, MSSQL 2000


      While I use dbutil1.1, I got a big different implementation betweeb 1.0 and 1.1.
      Given a Java object, it has a property with Long data type; mapping to database, its table field datatype is bigint.
      If it has a record and its value is null.

      In 1.0 implementation, if I load entity, then we can see the property in Java object is also null.
      But in 1.1 implementation, the Java object will got a Long object with 0 inside.

      This behavior change does big impact if I upgrade from 1.0 to 1.1. It might make application logic fail because origional null status now become a Long(0) value to map to null value in database.

      I suggest to change it back. If null value in database, then mapped Java object should be null as well, not new a Long(0) to be a initial value.

      Below is the code snapshot I used to execute query, and I use jTDS 1.2 as JDBC driver

      public List<E> executePreparedQuery(String sql, Object[] params, Class clazz) throws SQLException {
          Connection cnct = getConnection();
          QueryRunner qRunner = new QueryRunner();
          ResultSetHandler rsHandler = new BeanListHandler(clazz);
          List<E> entities = null;
          try {
          	entities = (List<E>) qRunner.query(cnct, sql, params, rsHandler);
          catch (SQLException e) {
          	throw e;
          finally {
          return entities;

      Hope this helps.

      1. BeanProcessor-fixed.diff
        2 kB
        Julien Aymé
      2. BeanProcessorAlternativePatch.diff
        0.5 kB
        Brandon Atkinson
      3. BeanProcessor.diff
        2 kB
        Julien Aymé



          • Assignee:
            Dan Fabulich
            Matt Jiang
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