You can install your own Java classes into a database. For example, you could design, write in Java, and compile with a Java compiler, a user-created Employees class or Package class.
User-created Java classes can contain both information about the subject and some computational logic. Once installed in a database, SQL Anywhere lets you use these classes in all parts and operations of the database and execute their functionality (in the form of class or instance methods) as easily as calling a stored procedure.
Java classes are different from stored procedures. Whereas stored procedures are written in SQL, Java classes provide a more powerful language, and can be called from client applications as easily and in the same way as stored procedures.
For more information, see Installing Java classes into a database.
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