Bug #1695 ConnectorJ throwing ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
Submitted: 29 Oct 2003 2:22 Modified: 31 Oct 2003 20:47
Reporter: Paul Bergin Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:Connector / J Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:3.0.9 OS:Microsoft Windows (Windows)
Assigned to: Mark Matthews CPU Architecture:Any

[29 Oct 2003 2:22] Paul Bergin
There is a problem running a query containing the text LIMIT when connecting to mysql 4.1.0 alpha using mysql-connector-java-3.0.7.jar and mysql-connector-java-3.0.9.jar. The followinf exception is thrown

java.sql.SQLException: Error during query: Unexpected Exception:
java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException message given: null
Nested Stack Trace:
 at com.mysql.jdbc.Buffer.readFieldLength(Buffer.java:311)
 at com.mysql.jdbc.Buffer.fastSkipLenString(Buffer.java:112)
 at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.unpackField(MysqlIO.java:381)
 at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.getResultSet(MysqlIO.java:242)
 at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.readResults(MysqlIO.java:1189)
 at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.sqlQueryDirect(MysqlIO.java:1150)
 at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.sqlQuery(MysqlIO.java:1114)
 at com.mysql.jdbc.Connection.execSQL(Connection.java:1873)
 at com.mysql.jdbc.Connection.execSQL(Connection.java:1807)
 at com.mysql.jdbc.Statement.executeQuery(Statement.java:1072)

How to repeat:
Create a Statement and limit the results to 250 rows (testStmt.setMaxRows(250)), but if the text "LIMIT" appears anywhere in the statement an ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException thrown 

                Statement testStmt = con.createStatement();
          ResultSet testResults = testStmt.executeQuery("SELECT * FROM CUSTOMER_LIMIT);
            catch (SQLException e)

Suggested fix:
I looked the mysql-connector-java-3.0.9-stable code in com.mysql.jdbc.Statement.executeQuery(String sql)it looks for the text "LIMIT" I presume it should be " LIMIT "

                if (sql.toUpperCase().indexOf("LIMIT") != -1) {
                    results = connection.execSQL(sql, maxRows,
                            resultSetConcurrency, createStreamingResultSet(),
                            true, this.currentCatalog);
                } else {

This will not totally fix the problem, because if a LIMIT is set in the sql query and it is larger than the setMaxRows(250) an exception is thrown again.

                Statement testStmt = con.createStatement();
                ResultSet testResults = testStmt.executeQuery("SELECT * FROM CUSTOMER LIMIT 500);

If the resultSet contains 500 it will cause the exception to be thrown again.
[31 Oct 2003 20:47] Mark Matthews
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has been committed to our
source repository of that product and will be incorporated into the
next release.

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Thank you for your bug report. This has been fixed in the 3.0 and 3.1 branches of Connector/J. Until a release is made, you can check out the fix from a nightly snapshot (after 00:00 GMT, November 1st) from http://downloads.mysql.com/snapshots.php