Java – Any Java libraries out there that validate SQL syntax?


I'm not sure if this even exists or not, so I figured I would tap the wisdom of others..

I was wondering if there are any Java libraries out there that can be used to validate a SQL query's syntax. I know that there are many deviations from common SQL spec, so it would probably only work against something like SQL:2006, but that would certainly suffice.

My goal is to use this for unit-testing purposes without needing to attempt the execution against the DB. I know it's of limited use, but it would still be useful.


Best Answer

Perhaps you can use Antlr, it has a number of SQL grammars and a Java library, as well as plugins for various Java IDEs.

Or as advised, use the parser of open source SQL utilities like SQuirreL SQL Client.