Explain the new Features of JDBC 2.0 Core API?

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Answer: The JDBC 2.0 API includes the complete JDBC API, which includes both core and Optional Package API, and provides inductrial-strength database computing capabilities.

New Features in JDBC 2.0 Core API:

•	Scrollable result sets- using new methods in the ResultSet interface allows programmatically move the to particular row or to a position relative to its current position 
•	JDBC 2.0 Core API provides the Batch Updates functionality to the java applications. 
•	Java applications can now use the ResultSet.updateXXX methods. 
•	New data types - interfaces mapping the SQL3 data types 
•	Custom  mapping of user-defined types (UTDs) 
•	Miscellaneous features, including performance hints, the use of character streams, full precision for java.math.BigDecimal values, additional security, and support for time zones in date, time, and timestamp values


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