Thanks for posting Claude,
 
Please forgive my ignorance but I am quite new to python and even more of a neophyte where jython is concerned. Heck, I don't even know a great deal of SQL but I digress. My point is that I am unsure of the architecture and relationships of maxq, jython, jars, zxJDBC, etc. I think maxq is written in jython 2.1. I get
 
NameError: Class
 when trying to execute your example so perhaps that is a feature of a later version or maybe a Java function. I have tried to read up on these topics b4 bothering you folks but it a lot of new stuff all at once for an old bit twiddler. Nonetheless I appreciate your help.
 
Best Regards,
 
john