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Spring Note: SqlUpdate

The org.springframework.jdbc.object.SqlUpdate class is another tool that I use a lot. This class encapsulates INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE queries as beans defined within your application context. In most situations, you will be using the SqlUpdate class as-is with multiple configurations within a DAO's context. Since the class is not abstract, it is quite easy to extend for creating dummy/mock instances for testing.

public class ITSpringJdbc {
  @Resource SqlUpdate updateBean;
  @Resource JdbcTemplate jdbcTemplate;

  @Test public void testUpdate() {
    final String[] args = { "T" };
    final int count = jdbcTemplate.queryForInt(
      "select count(*) from DUAL where dummy = 'T'");
    assertThat(count, is(1));


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<beans xmlns=""

  <bean id=""
    <property name="locations">

  <bean id="dataSource"
    <property name="driverClassName" value="${driverClassName}" />
    <property name="url" value="${uri}" />
    <property name="username" value="${username}" />
    <property name="password" value="${password}" />

  <bean id="updateBean"
    <property name="dataSource" ref="dataSource"/>
    <property name="sql">
        insert into DUAL (dummy) values (?) 
    <property name="types">
      <list value-type="java.lang.Integer">
          static-field="java.sql.Types.VARCHAR" />

  <bean id="jdbcTemplate"
    <property name="dataSource" ref="dataSource"/>


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