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Is there any difference between executeUpdate and execute?

 
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Is there any difference between executeUpdate and execute?
 
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executeUpdate() is special form of execute(), that only performs DML Operations, while execute() performs any SQL Operation within the limitations of the support of database driver being used.
That's why executeUpdate() returns int - No. of rows affected, while execute() returns boolean depending on the previous operation performed.
 
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