Java JDBC: Calling Stored Function using JDBC CallableStatement Interface

In this article, we will use JDBC API to call stored function in MySQL database from Java application i.e.; using CallableStatement Interface


1. Pre-requisite:

  • Java JDK 1.8.0_77
  • MySQL database 5.5.16
  • Eclipse Luna IDE 4.4.0
  • mysql-connector-java-5.1.38.jar file


2. Database parameters:

Let us move on and code an example to connect MySQL database from Java application to invoke or call database stored function using JDBC API. But before that, we will list down required things to connect database

  • database server IP or address (localhost)
  • sever port (3306)
  • database name (PLAYER_INFO)
  • username (root)
  • password (root@123)

Note: All bold are database values to connect MySQL database


3. Stored Function

  • This is similar to stored procedure with one difference
  • That stored function always returns a value
  • Whereas for stored procedure we must register OUT parameter


3.1 Advantages of using stored function

  • Increases performance, as these are pre-compiled
  • Faster execution
  • Business logic completely inside database with extra-level of security
  • If there are any changes in business logic, all changes need to be done at database end and not making Java code dirty
  • Stored Function: sfCountPlayerRecordinDB
    use PLAYER_INFO;
    delimiter /
        declare total int;
        select count(*) into total from player;
        return total;
    delimiter ;


3.2 Calling Stored Function using JDBC CallableStatement Interface

  • As we are ready with required things to connect MySQL database from Java application
  • Syntax: To invoke database stored function use below syntax
    {? = call sfCountPlayerRecordinDB()}
  • Let us code a simple example using CallableStatement Interface

package in.bench.resources.mysql.db.proc;

import java.sql.CallableStatement;
import java.sql.Connection;
import java.sql.DriverManager;
import java.sql.SQLException;
import java.sql.Types;

public class InvokeStoredFunctionUsingJDBCCallableStatement {

	public static void main(String[] args) {

		// variables
		Connection connection = null;
		CallableStatement callableStatement = null;

		// Step 1: Loading or registering MySQL JDBC driver class
		try {
		catch(ClassNotFoundException cnfex) {
			System.out.println("Problem in loading MySQL JDBC driver");

		// Step 2: Opening database connection
		try {

			// Step 2.A: Create and get connection using DriverManager
			connection = DriverManager.getConnection(
         "jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/PLAYER_INFO", "root", "root@123"); 

			// Step 2.B: Creating JDBC CallableStatement 
			callableStatement = connection
                 .prepareCall("{? = call sfCountPlayerRecordinDB()}");

			// register OUT parameter
			callableStatement.registerOutParameter(1, Types.INTEGER);

			// Step 2.C: Executing CallableStatement

			// get count and print in console
			int count = callableStatement.getInt(1);
                 "Player count in PLAYER_INFO database is = " + count);
		catch(SQLException sqlex){
		finally {

			// Step 3: Closing database connection
			try {
				if(null != connection) {

					// cleanup resources, once after processing

					// and then finally close connection
			catch (SQLException sqlex) {


Player count in PLAYER_INFO database is = 14


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