Setting a Client Connection Label

You can set a client connection label when you connect to a Vertica database. You can also set or return the client connection label using the SET_CLIENT_LABEL and GET_CLIENT_LABEL functions.

Set the client connection label:

=> SELECT SET_CLIENT_LABEL('py_data_load_application');
               SET_CLIENT_LABEL               
----------------------------------------------
 client_label set to py_data_load_application
(1 row)

Return the current client connection label:

=> SELECT GET_CLIENT_LABEL();
     GET_CLIENT_LABEL
--------------------------
 py_data_load_application
(1 row)

JDBC

The JDBC Client has a method to set and return the client connection label: getClientInfo() and setClientInfo(). You can use these methods with the SQL Functions GET_CLIENT_LABEL and SET_CLIENT_LABEL.

When you use these two methods, make sure you pass the string value APPLICATIONNAME to both the setter and getter methods.

Use setClientInfo() to create a client label, and use getClientInfo() to return the client label:

import java.sql.*;
import java.util.Properties;
 
public class ClientLabelJDBC {

	public static void main(String[] args) {
        Properties myProp = new Properties();
        myProp.put("user", "dbadmin");
        myProp.put("password", "");
        myProp.put("loginTimeout", "35");
        Connection conn;
        try {
            conn = DriverManager.getConnection(
                    "jdbc:vertica://docc05.verticacorp.com:5433/doccdb", myProp);
            System.out.println("Connected!");
            conn.setClientInfo("APPLICATIONNAME", "JDBC Client - Data Load");
            System.out.println("New Conn label: " + conn.getClientInfo("APPLICATIONNAME"));
            conn.close();
        } catch (SQLTransientConnectionException connException) {
            // There was a potentially temporary network error
            // Could automatically retry a number of times here, but
            // instead just report error and exit.
            System.out.print("Network connection issue: ");
            System.out.print(connException.getMessage());
            System.out.println(" Try again later!");
            return;
        } catch (SQLInvalidAuthorizationSpecException authException) {
            // Either the username or password was wrong
            System.out.print("Could not log into database: ");
            System.out.print(authException.getMessage());
            System.out.println(" Check the login credentials and try again.");
            return;
        } catch (SQLException e) {
            // Catch-all for other exceptions
            e.printStackTrace();
        }
    }
}

When you run this method, it prints the following result to the standard output:

Connected!
New Conn Label: JDBC Client - Data Load