First of what all flavours you have from Spring to connect and query DB,

In this blog we will be discussing about common functionality provided by Spring JDBC.

Configuring JDBC Datasource

import org.springframework.jdbc.datasource.DriverManagerDataSource;
import javax.sql.DataSource;
public class AppConfiguration {
    public DataSource getDataSource() {
        DriverManagerDataSource dataSource = new DriverManagerDataSource();
        return dataSource;

JdbcTemplate to execute queries.

Once you have configured the datasource you can autowire the JDBCTemplate in your application and use to execute queries and map the data back to java object. This class give many functions for your need but here are some important ones.

jdbcTemplate.update("INSERT INTO EMPLOYEES VALUES (?, ?, ?, ?)", 5, "Jack", "Daniels", "USA"); 
jdbcTemplate.execute("create table mytable (id integer, name varchar(100))");
jdbcTemplate.queryForObject("select count(*) from employees", Integer.class);

Employees employees = jdbcTemplate.queryForObject("select * from employees where emp_id=?",10, 
      new EmployeesMapper());      // use for single

List<Employees> employees = jdbcTemplate.queryForObject("select * from employees", 
      new EmployeesMapper()); // use for list

private static final class EmployeesMapper implements RowMapper<Employees>() {
    public Employees mapRow(ResultSet rs, int rowNum) throws SQLException {
        Employees employees = new Employees();
        return employees;

NamedParameterJdbcTemplate to execute queries.

NameParameter you can name the parameter for value mapping with ‘:’ operator and put the value in map.

Map<String, String> namedParameters = Collections.singletonMap("first_name", firstName);
namedParameterJdbcTemplate.queryForObject("select * from employees where first_name=:first_name", namedParameters, new EmployeesMapper());

Using SimpleJdbc classes

There are two classes provided by Spring, SimpleJdbcInsert and SimpleJdbcCall. These classes helps programmer to skip insert queries, procedure calls and write all the queries in form of Java classes. For example, Here is an insert.

SimpleJdbcInsert insertEmployee = new SimpleJdbcInsert(dataSource).withTableName("Employee");
Map<String, Object> parameters = new HashMap<String, Object>(3);
parameters.put("id", employee.getId());
parameters.put("first_name", employee.getFirstName());
parameters.put("last_name", employee.getLastName());