Defining JAR Extensions

Stored procedures, Custom functions and Custom wrappers are developed with Java.

The section Developing Extensions of the Developer Guide explains how to develop them.


We strongly recommend using the Administration Tool to load extensions (see the section Importing Extensions of the Administration Guide).

The CREATE JAR statement adds these new Java libraries (jar files) to the Server.

Syntax of the CREATE JAR statement
CREATE [ OR REPLACE ] JAR <name:identifier> <jar encoded as base64:literal>

An identifier must be specified for the jar file along with its contents coded as a string of bytes. The OR REPLACE modifier replaces the file, if it already exists.

Virtual DataPort establishes a dependency between the jar files imported into the Server and the Denodo stored procedures and Custom Wrappers that use the Java classes provided by these jars.

If a user executes the statement DROP JAR to delete a jar and this jar has a dependency, the statement will fail. In this case, you can execute DROP JAR <name> CASCADE to delete the jar file respectively. This statement deletes the jar file and the elements that depend on them.

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