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improve check for jdbc catalog IDs #231

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nprigour commented May 25, 2017

Minor improvement so that ID.isJDBC() method also checks the URL protocol field to determine if ID refers to a database

Signed-off-by: Nikolaos Pringouris

improve check for jdbc catalog IDs
Signed-off-by: Nikolaos Pringouris <>
@@ -468,7 +468,7 @@ public boolean isWFS() {
* @return true if ID refers to a database (ie is a jdbc url)
public boolean isJDBC() {
return id.startsWith("jdbc"); //$NON-NLS-1$
return id.startsWith("jdbc") || (url != null && url.getProtocol().contains("jdbc")) ; //$NON-NLS-1$ //$NON-NLS-2$

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fgdrf May 28, 2017


@nprigour Can you describe a scenario if the id wouldnt start with jdbc while protocol could be jdbc? I'm not sure but if the first is true the second statement isn't required. If the first is false the second should either, shouldn't it?

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nprigour May 29, 2017

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ID provides various constructors which do not necessary guarantee that id value is always derived from the URL. Moreover the GeoResource implementation provided for different databases do not directly use the jdbc URL passed during creation of java JDBC connection. To give an example with such IDs produced fot Postgres and Mysql when using the default implementations provided by UDIG:

  • Postgres --> example id value jdbc.postgis://postgres@localhost:5432/db_name#testbed
  • Mysql --> example id value mysql.jdbc://user:psswd@localhost:3306/db_name#test_1 (see also attached screenshot)
    In the mysql case it is evident that id does not start with jdbc

@fgdrf fgdrf merged commit e2d5a07 into locationtech:master May 29, 2017

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fgdrf commented May 29, 2017

@naprigour Thanks for explanation and the fix!

@fgdrf fgdrf added this to the uDig-2.0.0 milestone May 29, 2017

@fgdrf fgdrf added the improvement label Sep 13, 2017

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