executeUpdate() - JPA Query's method

int executeUpdate()

Execute an update or delete statement.
the number of entities updated or deleted
IllegalStateException - if called for a Java Persistence query language SELECT statement or for a criteria query
TransactionRequiredException - if there is no transaction
QueryTimeoutException - if the statement execution exceeds the query timeout value set and only the statement is rolled back
PersistenceException - if the query execution exceeds the query timeout value set and the transaction is rolled back
JPA 1.0

This documentation page is derived (with some adjustments) from the open source JPA 2 RI (EclipseLink)
and is available under the terms of the Eclipse Public License, v. 1.0 and Eclipse Distribution License, v. 1.0.
Object Relational Mapping (ORM) JPA 2 providers include Hibernate, EclipseLink, TopLink, OpenJPA and DataNucleus.
ObjectDB is not an ORM JPA implementation but an Object Database for Java with built in JPA 2 support.