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1217404 - How to pass a parameter value to a Java Bean data source


A Crystal report is using a Java Bean to connect to a data source. How do you pass a parameter value to the Java Bean to restrict the results returned?


To pass a parameter value, modify the 'getResultSet' method of your Java Bean class to accept a parameter and then use this parameter in the SQL query.

For example:

import java.sql.*;


* <p>Title: Java Bean Data Source Sample</p>

* <p>Description: Sample application to show how to use a Java Bean as a Data Source for CR 9</p>

* @version 1.0


/* For information on how to use JDBC and ResultSets see Sun's tutorials and guides at << x.html>> This site will explain the URL, Connection, Statement

/* and JDBC-ODBC Bridge driver that are used to populate the java.sql.ResultSet


public class CR9SampleDataSourceBeanWithParam


private ResultSet resultSet = null;

private Connection con = null;

private String url = "jdbc:odbc:Xtreme Sample Database 9";

private String JDBCBridge = "sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver";

private String sqlQuery;

public CR9SampleDataSourceBeanWithParam ()




/* Ensure JDBC-ODBC Bridge exists */


/* Create a connection to 'Xtreme Sample Database 9' ODBC DSN */

con = DriverManager.getConnection(url, "", "");

} catch (ClassNotFoundException e) {

System.out.println("Check to ensure that the JDBCODBCBridge driver is installed");


} catch (SQLException e) {

System.out.println("SQL Exception #" +

e.getErrorCode() + " : " + e.getLocalizedMessage());




public ResultSet getResultSet(int param) throws



/* Pass a parameter as an argument to the 'getResultSet' method and then append the  parameter to the SQL query */

sqlQuery = "SELECT `Customer`.`Customer ID`, `Customer`.`Customer Name` FROM `Customer` `Customer` WHERE `Customer`.`Customer ID`=";

sqlQuery = sqlQuery + param;

/* Create an SQL statement to execute */

Statement stmt = con.createStatement(ResultSet.TYPE_SCROLL_SENSITIVE, ResultSet.CONCUR_READ_ONLY);

/* Execute the select statement to populate the ResultSet */

resultSet = stmt.executeQuery(sqlQuery);

return resultSet;





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