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Query CSV file from Java

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System Requirements:

Download Domino Designer 8.5.2 Environment (DDE)

Download CSV file JDBC driver


Query CSV file into Java Application, add to console.


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Write Java class to Query CSV file

At this point we assume Domino Designer 8.5.2 is downloaded/installed, CSVJdbc has been downloaded and jar file added to your CLASSPATH. You have also built a Java class read the CSV file and load its data to console. Copy and paste below code to your environment, areas of interest have been highlighted for your convenience.




* @AppName: Docu.nsf

* Program:

* Created from Copy: 2012.

* Build Results into Console with CSV




* @author Dököll Solutions, Inc.

* @version 2012.



import java.sql.Connection;

import java.sql.DriverManager;

import java.sql.ResultSet;

import java.sql.Statement;


//Start of Program

public class ReadCSVFileBean



//Button code

public static void doGetCSVConsoleData()



//Entering try catch



// load the driver into memory


// create a connection. The first command line parameter is assumed to

// be the directory in which the .csv files are held

Connection conn = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:relique:csv:C:\\temp\\CSV_DATA\\");

// create a Statement object to execute the query with


//TO DO: Attempt using Prepared Statement here...

Statement stmt = conn.createStatement();

// Select* from UserNewLineOutboundInformation.csv

ResultSet results = stmt.executeQuery("SELECT * FROM UserNewLineOutboundInformation");

// dump out the results

while (


//TO DO: Write a separate JavaBean to build setters for variables

//that can used in Xpages...

String SiteName = results.getString("SiteName");

String SiteNumber = results.getString("SiteNumber");

//Load to Console

System.out.println("SiteName " + " SiteNumber");

System.out.println(SiteName + " " + SiteNumber);


// clean up





catch(Exception e)




}//end of program...


Build Xpage file

Full code added below, jump ahead if necessary, areas of interest have been highlighted for your convenience.


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

<xp:view xmlns:xp="">

<xp:button value="Fetch CSV SQL Data" id="button2">

<xp:eventHandler event="onclick" submit="true"

refreshMode="complete" immediate="false" save="true" id="eventHandler2">






You can now Query CSV files from Java, data that can be used by your application in the making of charts and other types of reports.

TIP: You must reference the csvjdbc jar file in your CLASSPATH, and connect it to your project via build path. Note: as a JavaAgent, you do not need to make the file available in your CLASSPATH. Be certain top add this file to your /lib/ext folder within Notes. You will of course need to reference in your faces-config.xml file.


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