I submitted some feedback to documentation regarding the content you cited.

The line in question originated from something I wrote while implementing the %On*Finally set of methods. The "calling method" in this context refers to the method that invokes the %On*Finally() method. In this case, %Save() is the calling method.

%Save may or may not initiate a transaction, depending on a few factors. If %Save does initiate a transaction then that transaction is complete prior to the %OnSaveFinally() call.

%Library.ResultSet remains in the product for backward compatibility reasons but there are better ways to execute class queries. Any class query can be projected as a table valued function (TVF). TVF's can be executed if the class query also declares SQLPROC. A TVF can be included in the FROM item list, it can be joined with other FROM items, it can be ordered, restricted and a subset of available columns made available. Here is a simple example from the Sample.Person class:

select id,name,dob from sample.SP_Sample_By_Name('Ad') order by dob desc

I populated Sample.Person with some generated data and ran the above statement:

855 Adams,Elvira X. 03/16/2021
1378 Adams,Ed L. 01/15/2018
477 Adams,Debra S. 10/01/2015
1341 Adam,Chad U. 10/20/2013
32 Adam,Dmitry N. 10/28/2010
1099 Adams,Pam Z. 10/20/1993
897 Adam,Joe Y. 02/23/1984
1469 Adam,Phyllis N. 04/20/1982
358 Adam,Liza H. 12/13/1980
1096 Adam,Belinda Z. 08/02/1975
1269 Adam,Charlotte P. 03/03/1974
1396 Adams,Robert E. 03/14/1973
1109 Adams,Quigley H. 01/01/1968
454 Adam,Amanda A. 01/22/1964
856 Adams,Lawrence A. 03/23/1961
1104 Adam,Stavros O. 02/24/1948
1179 Adam,Pam A. 05/16/1941
426 Adams,Brian M. 01/15/1928

18 row(s) affected

And you can also execute this using a dynamic statement:

USER>set result = $system.SQL.Execute("select id,name,dob from sample.SP_Sample_By_Name('Ad') order by dob desc")

USER>write result.%Next()
USER>write result.Name
Adams,Elvira X.

There is a project that will be available soon (don't ask me to define "soon") that will allow the Java programmer to load and compile sources from the local system into an IRIS Server. The IRIS Server does not need to be running on the same system where the files are located.

This example is slightly old as the current implementation of load() returns a list of items loaded and compile() returns a list of items compiled. There are load implementations that accept directories, individual files, any Java streamable, and also JAR files.

SourceLoader sourceLoader = new SourceLoader(connection);
Path path = Paths.get("path/to/samples/cls/Sample");
sourceLoader.load(path, null);

Yes, of course "inverse" - sorry.

Persistent vs RegisteredObject - not a problem but you are calling a simple class method so we don't need any super class. I used this implementation for the IRIS Class:

Class Utils.CSW1JavaFunctions
    ClassMethod IrisReturn(user = "user", pass = "pass") As %Stream.GlobalBinary
         try {
             set cswStream=##class(%Stream.GlobalBinary).%New()
             set cswReturn = {"user":(user), "pass":(pass) }
             do cswReturn.%ToJSON(cswStream)
             return cswStream
         } catch exc {
             write !,"Caught Exception on server: ", exc.AsSQLMessage()



And this is a crude hack at the Java code - the anonymous InputStream class could use more work but it does run for this simple example. I'll leave the rest of the InputStream coding to you.

package utils;

import com.fasterxml.jackson.databind.JsonNode;
import com.fasterxml.jackson.databind.ObjectMapper;
import com.intersystems.jdbc.*;

import java.io.*;
import java.sql.SQLException;

public class Reader {
    public static final String CACHE_CLASS_NAME = "Utils.CSW1JavaFunctions";

    public IRISConnection connection;
    public IRIS iris;

    public Reader(IRISConnection connection) throws SQLException {
        this.connection = connection;
        this.iris = IRIS.createIRIS(connection);
    public static void main(String[] args) throws SQLException {
        IRISDataSource dataSource = new IRISDataSource();
        IRISConnection connection = (IRISConnection) dataSource.getConnection();
        Reader reader = new Reader(connection);
        try {
            JsonNode jsonNode = reader.execute("IrisReturn", "java", "jpass");
        } catch (Exception exc) {

    public JsonNode execute(String method, Object... args) throws Exception {
        ObjectMapper mapper = new ObjectMapper();
        JsonNode jsonNode = null;
        try {
            IRISObject data  = (IRISObject) iris.classMethodObject(CACHE_CLASS_NAME, method, args[0], args[1]);
            InputStream is = new InputStream() {
                byte[] buffer;
                int pos = 0;
                int len = -1;

                public int read() throws IOException {
                    if (pos >= len) {
                    if (len == -1) {
                      return -1;
                    return buffer[pos++];

                void getBuffer() {
                    pos = 0;
                    IRISReference readLen = new IRISReference(3200);
                    String string = (String) data.invoke("Read", readLen);
                    if (readLen.getLong() == -1) {
                        buffer = null;
                        len = -1;
                    } else {
                        buffer = string.getBytes();
                        len = buffer.length;

            jsonNode = (JsonNode) mapper.readTree(is);
            return jsonNode;
        } catch (Exception ex) {
        return null;

Running this produces this output:

/usr/lib/jvm/adoptopenjdk-11-hotspot-amd64/bin/java -javaagent:/home/...

Process finished with exit code 0

Let me focus on the last two items in your list. IRIS Native for Java, Node.js, DotNet, Python - these are all consistent implementations of the IRIS Native API and the communication is over TCP or shared memory. IRIS Native for ObjectScript is just another - consistent - implementation of the IRIS Native API.

To get a connection to an IRIS server, the command is similar across all implementations of IRIS Native API:

set connection = ##class(%Net.DB.DataSource).CreateConnection(host, port, namespace, user, pwd)

Once you have a connection, you can get an IRIS object.

set iris = connection.CreateIris()

and from an iris object, you can invoke class methods, code implemented in routines, set/get globals, and so on.