Saturday, October 15, 2011

Executing Postgres crosstab query as a prepared statement

I was executing a crosstab query as a prepared statement in Java(in a GWT app) and getting the following error -

PSQLException - Can't use query methods that take a query string on a PreparedStatement.

With some helpful folks from stackflow, I was able to resolve the error with the following code -

String query = "SELECT * FROM crosstab(
                      'SELECT rowid, a_name, value
                       FROM test WHERE a_name = ''att2''
                                    OR a_name = ''att3''
                      ORDER BY 1,2'
) AS ct(row_name text, cat_1 text, cat_2 text, cat_3 text);";

PreparedStatement stat = conn.prepareStatement(query);
ResultSet rs = stat.getResultSet();

//Note that, it is executeQuery() and not executeQuery(query)
rs = stat.getResultSet();
while ( {


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