That exactly what I was thinking.
I can easily create a 'masterlist' class, then via select statement (I'm pretty good at SQL) extract what I need, populate the 'masterclass' with data and pass that to the JSP.
In this case it's easy, I've normalized the schema to a few critical table that, by using property constructed SQL statements, will efficiently extract the dataset.
I could ever create a generic format layer and pass that along to the JSP.
A lot easier to maintain and places DB extraction on the DB sides, where is should be.
OK, I got there. DBA have very large blinkers.
Nothing more dangerous than a DBA like me that thinks I know more than I really know.