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SQL Anywhere 12.0.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - Programming » JDBC support


Using JDBC escape syntax

You can use JDBC escape syntax from any JDBC application, including Interactive SQL. This escape syntax allows you to call stored procedures regardless of the database management system you are using. The general form for the escape syntax is

{ keyword parameters }

You can use the escape syntax to access a library of functions implemented by the JDBC driver that includes number, string, time, date, and system functions.

For example, to obtain the current date in a database management system-neutral way, you would execute the following:


In Interactive SQL, the braces must be doubled. There must not be a space between successive braces: "{{" is acceptable, but "{ {" is not. As well, you cannot use newline characters in the statement. The escape syntax cannot be used in stored procedures because they are not executed by Interactive SQL.

The functions that are available depend on the JDBC driver that you are using. The following tables list the functions that are supported by the SQL Anywhere JDBC driver and by the jConnect driver.

 SQL Anywhere JDBC driver supported functions
 jConnect supported functions