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We have released a new early technical preview of the JDBC Driver for SQL Server. Precompiled binaries are available on GitHub and also on Maven Central.

Below is a summary of the new additions to the project, changes made, and issues fixed.

 

Added

  • Added support in SQLServerBulkCopy to allow Pooled/XA Connection instances during object creation #968
  • Added support for FLOAT data type for bulk copy operation when using RowSet #986

Fixed Issues

  • Fixed a possible Statement leak in SQLServerConnection.isValid() API #955
  • Fixed a rounding behavior when inserting datetime values into SQL Server version 2016 and later #962
  • Fixed SQLServerConnection.abort() API behavior to clear resources consistently #983
  • Fixed SQLServerConnection documentation #984
  • Fixed SQL Exception Error State length to respect SQLSTATE Standards #977

Changed

  • Refactored SELECT_METHOD in SQLServerConnection to not fetch the same connection property twice #987
  • Improved SQLServerParameterMetadata API implementations and code coverage #973

 

Getting the Preview
The latest bits are available on our GitHub repository and Maven Central.


Add the JDBC preview driver to your Maven project by adding the following code to your POM file to include it as a dependency in your project.

Java 8:

<dependency>
    <groupId>com.microsoft.sqlserver</groupId>
    <artifactId>mssql-jdbc</artifactId>
    <version>7.3.0.jre8-preview</version>
</dependency>

Java 11:

<dependency>
    <groupId>com.microsoft.sqlserver</groupId>
    <artifactId>mssql-jdbc</artifactId>
    <version>7.3.0.jre11-preview</version>
</dependency>

We provide limited support while in preview. Should you run into any issues, please file an issue on our GitHub Issues page.

As always, we welcome contributions of any kind. We appreciate everyone who has taken the time to contribute to the project thus far. For feature requests, please file an issue on the GitHub Issues page to help us track and follow-up directly.

We would also appreciate if you could take this survey to help us continue to improve the JDBC Driver.

Please also check out our tutorials to get started with developing apps in your programming language of choice and SQL Server.

David Engel