Implementation of Classes

Implementation of Classes

In this we can learn about implementation of classes using client program can retrieve the records of a table in MySQL database residing on the server.

Assume the name of the user is myuser and its password is password.


Creating a Student Class

Create a Student class with setter and getter methods as shown below.


public class Student implements {
private int id, percent;
private String name, branch, email;
public int getId(){
return id;
public String getName(){
return name;
public String getBranch(){
return branch;

Java RMI Using Database Application

public int getPercent(){
return percent;
public String getEmail(){
return email;
public void setID(int id){ = id;
public void setName(String name){ = name;
public void setBranch(String branch){
this.branch = branch;
public void setPercent(int percent){
this.percent = percent;
public void setEmail(String email){ = email;

Defining the Remote Interface

Define the remote interface. Here, we are defining a remote interface named Hello with a method named getStudents () in it. This method returns a list which contains the object of the class Student.


import java.rmi.Remote;
import java.rmi.RemoteException;
import java.util.*;
// Creating Remote interface for our application
public interface Hello extends Remote {
public List<Student> getStudents() throws Exception;

Developing the Implementation Class (Remote Object)

  • Create a class and implement the above created interface.
  • Here we are implementing the getStudents() method of the Remote interface. When you invoke this method, it retrieves the records of a table named student_data. Sets these values to the Student class using its setter methods, adds it to a list object and returns that list.


import java.sql.*;
import java.util.*;
// Implementing the remote interface
public class ImplExample implements Hello {
// Implementing the interface method
public List<Student> getStudents() throws Exception {
List<Student> list = new ArrayList<Student>();
// JDBC driver name and database URL
String JDBC_DRIVER = “com.mysql.jdbc.Driver”;
String DB_URL = “jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/details”;
// Database credentials
String USER = “myuser”;
String PASS = “password”;
Connection conn = null;
Statement stmt = null;
// Register JDBC driver
// Open a connection
System.out.println(“Connecting to a selected database…”);
conn = DriverManager.getConnection(DB_URL, USER, PASS);
System.out.println(“Connected database successfully…”);
// Execute a query
System.out.println(“Creating statement…”);
stmt = conn.createStatement();
String sql = “SELECT * FROM student_data”;
ResultSet rs = stmt.executeQuery(sql);
// Extract data from result set
// Retrieve by column name
int id = rs.getInt(“id”);
String name = rs.getString(“name”);
String branch = rs.getString(“branch”);
int percent = rs.getInt(“percentage”);
String email = rs.getString(“email”);
// Setting the values
Student student = new Student();
return list;

Server Program

  • An RMI server program should implement the remote interface or extend the implementation class. Here, we should create a remote object and bind it to the RMIregistry.
  • Following is the server program of this application. Here, we will extend the above created class, create a remote object and register it to the RMI registry with the bind name hello.


import java.rmi.registry.Registry;
import java.rmi.registry.LocateRegistry;
import java.rmi.RemoteException;
import java.rmi.server.UnicastRemoteObject;
public class Server extends ImplExample{
public Server() {}
public static void main(String args[]) {
try {
// Instantiating the implementation class
ImplExample obj = new ImplExample();
// Exporting the object of implementation class (here we are exporting the remote object to the stub)
Hello stub = (Hello) UnicastRemoteObject.exportObject(obj, 0);
// Binding the remote object (stub) in the registry
Registry registry = LocateRegistry.getRegistry();
registry.bind(“Hello”, stub);
System.err.println(“Server ready”);
} catch (Exception e) {
System.err.println(“Server exception: ” + e.toString());

Client Program

Following is the client program of this application. Here, we are fetching the remote object and invoking the method named getStudents(). It retrieves the records of the table from the list object and displays them.


import java.rmi.registry.LocateRegistry;
import java.rmi.registry.Registry;
import java.util.*;
public class Client {
private Client() {}
public static void main(String[] args)throws Exception {
try {
// Getting the registry
Registry registry = LocateRegistry.getRegistry(null);
// Looking up the registry for the remote object
Hello stub = (Hello) registry.lookup(“Hello”);
// Calling the remote method using the obtained object
List<Student> list = (List)stub.getStudents();
for (Student s:list){
// System.out.println(“bc “+s.getBranch());
System.out.println(“ID: ” + s.getId());
System.out.println(“name: ” + s.getName());
System.out.println(“branch: ” + s.getBranch());
System.out.println(“percent: ” + s.getPercent());
System.out.println(“email: ” + s.getEmail());
// System.out.println(list);
} catch (Exception e) {
System.err.println(“Client exception: ” + e.toString());

Steps to Run the Example

Following are the steps to run our RMI Example.

Step 1:

Open the folder where you have stored all the programs and compile all the Java files as shown below.

Javac *.java


Step 2:

  • Start the rmi registry using the following command.
  • start rmiregistry

 This will start an rmi registry on a separate window as shown below.



Step 3:

Run the server class file as shown below.

Java Server


Step 4:

Run the client class file as shown below.

java Client