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How to Use the JDBC setQueryTimeout Call to Cancel a Long Running Query and Raise an ORA-1013 (Doc ID 412171.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 09, 2023

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JDBC - Version and later
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This article provides a very simple JDBC standalone program to demonstrate the use of the JDBC standard method setQueryTimeout() which is available for all JDBC java.sql.Statement objects.  The article will also discuss limitations that may prevent the setQueryTimeout() from working properly due to limitations of both the database and the JDBC driver.

The Statement.setQueryTimeout(int seconds) relies on the Statement.cancel() method and basically implements a thread to cancel a long running query after a specified delay.

This demonstration builds on  <Note 357615.1> How to simulate a slow query. Useful for testing of timeout issues

 This program has been tested using the Oracle database 19.3 with the JDBC driver 19.3 (ojdbc8.jar).


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