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Handling Metadata with the JDBC Driver

Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver can be used to work with metadata in a SQL Server database in a variety of ways. The JDBC driver can be used to get metadata about the database, a result set, or parameters.

The JDBC driver provides three classes for retrieving metadata from a SQL Server database:

The topics in this section describe how you can use each of the three metadata classes to work with metadata in a SQL Server database.

NoteNote

The metadata methods discussed in this section are generally expensive in terms of application performance, so care should be taken with their usage.

Topic

Description

Using Database Metadata

Describes how to retrieve metadata information about the currently connected database.

Using Result Set Metadata

Describes how to retrieve metadata information about the current result set.

Using Parameter Metadata

Describes how to retrieve metadata information about the parameters of prepared and callable statements.

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