geeky · java

Spring: check if a column exist using resultset

If you have a strange requirement in the rowMapper to check if a column exists or not, you could try to catch a SQLException of invalid column name or you could try:

public static boolean doesColumnExist(String columnName, ResultSet rs) throws SQLException{
	ResultSetMetaData meta = rs.getMetaData();
	int numCol = meta.getColumnCount();
	for (int i = 1; i <= numCol; i++) {
		if(meta.getColumnName(i).equalsIgnoreCase(columnName)) {
			return true;


	return false;

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