This entry is part of the Maximo Java Development series.
In this article I will describe some common ways of iterating through an MboSet and what is the best approach.
In the following examples mboSet is the already holding the MboSetRemote that you need to traverse.
Example 1 (worst solution)
for(int i=0; i<mboSet.count(); i++;)
The MboSet.count() method will issue a SELECT COUNT(*) query to the database for each loop. This will seriously affect the looping performances with an unnecessary workload on the database server too.
Example 2 (good solution)
for(int i=0; (currMbo=mboSet.getMbo(i))!=null; i++)
This is a good approach from a performance point of view. However, I’m a Java-purist so I’m still not fully satisfied in terms of code style.
Example 3 (best solution)
for(MboRemote currMbo=mboSet.moveFirst(); currMbo!=null; currMbo=mboSet.moveNext())
Very concise syntax. Inline declaration of MboRemote object. Iterator style. Index variable i no longer needed. Perfect 🙂