[jira] [Created] (CONFIGURATION-533) Can DatabaseConfiguration turn CLOB values into a Strings before returning from getProperty(String)?
Chris Seieroe created CONFIGURATION-533:
Summary: Can DatabaseConfiguration turn CLOB values into a Strings before returning from getProperty(String)?
URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CONFIGURATION-533 Project: Commons Configuration
Issue Type: Improvement
Components: Type conversion
Affects Versions: 1.9
Environment: Oracle 11gR2 database and JDBC driver
Reporter: Chris Seieroe
The table I'm using for DatabaseConfiguration stores the value in a CLOB column. When the getProperty(String) method searches the table to get the values, the Oracle JDBC driver is returning them back as oracle.sql.CLOB instances.
I also use Microsoft SQL Server and its latest JDBC drivers on a similar table where the value is in a TEXT column. I know, I need to switch the column type since it's being deprecated, but that's what it is for now. Anyways, when I get a value from that table, it returns back a String instances.
I'm not asking us to support the Oracle-specific class, but perhaps we can add some support for the java.sql.Clob interface. Can we modify the getProperty(String) method to turn those into Strings? When they're java.sql.Clob instances, I cannot use all the nice methods that do type conversion since they don't know what to do with a java.sql.Clob instance.
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