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Re: Can't send SQL statement containing 'DELIMITER $$'
Posted by: Mark Matthews
Date: May 01, 2012 07:13AM

Hi Denis,

"DELIMITER" is not SQL, it is a keyword for the mysql command line client. It serves the purpose of telling the client that you have composed an entire statement (or sequence of statements), and it should be sent to the server.

If you're using a client library, such as JDBC, there is no need for this keyword, since you hand over the statement delimited in some other way, i.e. in Java, you send a java.lang.String to Statement.execute*(), and the driver knows the end of this because a string has a defined number of characters in it.

-Mark

Mark Matthews
Consulting Member Technical Staff - MySQL Enterprise Tools
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