August 15, 2023

tJDBCRow – Docs for ESB 6.x


Acts on the actual DB structure or on the data (although without handling data)
using the SQLBuilder tool to write easily your SQL statements.

tJDBCRow is the component for any type database using a
JDBC API. It executes the SQL query stated onto the specified database. The row suffix
means the component implements a flow in the job design although it doesn’t provide

tJDBCRow Standard properties

These properties are used to configure tJDBCRow running in the Standard Job framework.

The Standard
tJDBCRow component belongs to the Databases family.

The component in this framework is generally available.

Basic settings

Property type

Either Built-in or


Built-in: No property data stored


Repository: Select the repository
file in which the properties are stored. The fields that follow are
completed automatically using the data retrieved.

Use an existing connection

Select this check box and in the Component
click the relevant connection component to reuse the connection
details you already defined.


When a Job contains the parent Job and the child Job, if you need to share an
existing connection between the two levels, for example, to share the connection created by
the parent Job with the child Job, you have to:

  1. In the parent level, register the database connection to be shared
    in the Basic settings view of the
    connection component which creates that very database connection.

  2. In the child level, use a dedicated connection component to read
    that registered database connection.

For an example about how to share a database connection across Job levels, see

Talend Studio
User Guide


Type in the database location path.

Driver JAR

Click the plus button under the table to add lines of the count of
your need for the purpose of loading several JARs. Then on each
line, click the three dot button to open the [Select Module] wizard from which you can select a
driver JAR of your interest for each line.

Class Name

Type in the Class name to be pointed to in the driver.

Username and

DB user authentication data.

To enter the password, click the […] button next to the
password field, and then in the pop-up dialog box enter the password between double quotes
and click OK to save the settings.

Schema and Edit

A schema is a row description. It defines the number of fields (columns) to
be processed and passed on to the next component. The schema is either Built-In or stored remotely in the Repository.


Built-in: The schema is created
and stored locally for this component only. Related topic: see

Talend Studio User


Repository: The schema already
exists and is stored in the Repository, hence can be reused. Related
topic: see
Talend Studio User


Click Edit schema to make changes to the schema.
If the current schema is of the Repository type, three
options are available:

  • View schema: choose this option to view the
    schema only.

  • Change to built-in property: choose this
    option to change the schema to Built-in for
    local changes.

  • Update repository connection: choose this
    option to change the schema stored in the repository and decide whether to propagate
    the changes to all the Jobs upon completion. If you just want to propagate the
    changes to the current Job, you can select No
    upon completion and choose this schema metadata again in the [Repository Content] window.

Table Name Name of the table to be processed.

Query type

Either Built-in or


Built-in: Fill in manually the
query statement or build it graphically using SQLBuilder


Repository: Select the relevant
query stored in the Repository. The Query field gets accordingly
filled in.


Enter your DB query paying particularly attention to properly
sequence the fields in order to match the schema definition.

Die on error

This check box is selected by default. Clear the check box to skip
the row on error and complete the process for error-free rows. If
needed, you can retrieve the rows on error via a Row > Rejects link.

Specify a data source alias

Select this check box and specify the alias of a data source created on the
Talend Runtime
side to use the shared connection pool defined in the
data source configuration. This option works only when you deploy and run your Job in

Talend Runtime
. For a related use case, see Scenario: Deploying your Job on Talend Runtime to retrieve data from a MySQL database.

If you use the component’s own DB configuration, your data source connection will be
closed at the end of the component. To prevent this from happening, use a shared DB
connection with the data source alias specified.

This check box is not available when the Use an existing
check box is selected.

Advanced settings

Propagate QUERY’s recordset

Select this check box to insert the result of the query into a
COLUMN of the current flow. Select this column from the use column list.


This option allows the component to have a different schema
from that of the preceding component. Moreover, the column that
holds the QUERY’s recordset should be set to the type of
Object and this component
is usually followed by tParseRecordSet.

Use PreparedStatement

Select this check box if you want to query the database using a
PreparedStatement. In the Set
PreparedStatement Parameter
table, define the
parameters represented by “?” in the SQL instruction of the
Query field in the Basic Settings tab.

Parameter Index: Enter the
parameter position in the SQL instruction.

Parameter Type: Enter the parameter

Parameter Value: Enter the
parameter value.


This option is very useful if you need to execute the same
query several times. Performance levels are increased

Commit every

Number of rows to be completed before committing batches of rows
together into the DB. This option ensures transaction quality (but
not rollback) and above all better performance on executions.

Catcher Statistics

Select this check box to collect log data at the component

Global Variables

Global Variables

QUERY: the query statement being processed. This is a Flow
variable and it returns a string.

ERROR_MESSAGE: the error message generated by the
component when an error occurs. This is an After variable and it returns a string. This
variable functions only if the Die on error check box is
cleared, if the component has this check box.

A Flow variable functions during the execution of a component while an After variable
functions after the execution of the component.

To fill up a field or expression with a variable, press Ctrl +
to access the variable list and choose the variable to use from it.

For further information about variables, see
Talend Studio

User Guide.


Usage rule

This component offers the flexibility of the DB query for any
database using a JDBC connection and covers all possible SQL

Dynamic settings

Click the [+] button to add a
row in the table and fill the Code field
with a context variable to choose your database connection dynamically from
multiple connections planned in your Job. This feature is useful when you
need to access database tables having the same data structure but in
different databases, especially when you are working in an environment where
you cannot change your Job settings, for example, when your Job has to be
deployed and executed independent of
Talend Studio

The Dynamic settings table is
available only when the Use an existing
check box is selected in the Basic settings view. Once a dynamic parameter is
defined, the Component List box in the
Basic settings view becomes unusable.

For examples on using dynamic parameters, see Scenario: Reading data from databases through context-based dynamic connections and Scenario: Reading data from different MySQL databases using dynamically loaded connection parameters. For more information on Dynamic
and context variables, see
Talend Studio User Guide

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