EclipseLink / JPA Annotations – @Embeddable, @Embedded and @EmbeddedId

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We’ve been providing several examples so far, most of the examples are being provided weren’t use complex persistent entity states; we are using a primitive data types such (int, String, BigDecimal, Date and etc ..). But what’s happened if you we’ve created an entity whose persistent states are other types (classes). No doubt that it […]

Eclipselink / JPA – Abstract Entity And Non-Entity Classes In The Entity Inheritance

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When we’ve discussed the inheritance and mapped superclasses concepts in the previous tutorials, we are avoiding concepts that could confuse the readers or makes misunderstanding for them. Most of the clarified examples didn’t provide an Abstract Entity as a target entities that can be managed by the entity manager. On the contrary an Abstract Entity was only […]

EclipseLink / JPA Annotations – @AttributeOverride And @AssociationOverride

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At this tutorial we’ll introduce using of @AttributeOverride and @AssocationOverride that mentioned intentionally at the @MappedSuperclass tutorial. As you’ve remembered at @MappedSuperclass annotation tutorial, we’ve mentioned at the Database Design section the possibility of using @AttributeOverride and @AssociationOverride to override the attributes and associations that inherited from the mapped superclass. An entity can inherit a persistent entity state and […]

EclipseLink / JPA Annotations – @MappedSuperclass

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This tutorial will explain the using of @MappedSuperclass, that could be considered as an alternative choice for sharing a persistent entity state and mapping information. An entity may inherit from a super class that provides a persistent entity state and mapping information as we’ve seen previously in the @Inheritance tutorials. Unlike using of @Inheritance, the […]

EclipseLink / JPA Annotations – @Inheritance With Table Per Concrete Strategy

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The inheritance is one of the most scenarios that can be encountered once we’ve been coming into business field. Inside the Java Persistence API (JPA) The entities support inheritance, polymorphic, polymorphic associations, and polymorphic queries. Both abstract and concrete classes can be entities, and both of them can be annotated with the @Entity annotation, mapped as […]

EclipseLink / JPA Annotations – @Inheritance With Joined Table Strategy

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In the Java Persistence API (JPA) The entities support inheritance, polymorphic, polymorphic associations, and polymorphic queries. Both abstract and concrete classes can be entities, and both of them can be annotated with the @Entity annotation, mapped as entities and queried for as entities. Entities can extend non-entity classes and non-entity classes can extend entity classes, so […]

EclipseLink / JPA Annotations – @Inheritance With Single Table Strategy

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In the Java Persistence API (JPA) The entities support inheritance, polymorphic, polymorphic associations, and polymorphic queries. Both abstract and concrete classes can be entities, and both of them can be annotated with the @Entity annotation, mapped as entities and queried for as entities. Entities can extend non-entity classes and non-entity classes can extend entity classes, so […]

EclipseLink / JPA Annotations – @ManyToMany

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The Many-To-Many annotation is one of the most important annotations provided by the EclipseLink – JPA. It defines a many-valued association with ManyToMany multiplicity (See single-valued multiplicity and different kind of many-valued multiplicity). A newly concept has introduced such as (JoinTable) as well as a new annotation like (@JoinTable) when we are coming to introduce […]

EclipseLink / JPA Annotations – @OneToOne

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OneToOne annotation is one of the annotations that are used for defining a single-valued association to another entity that has one-to-one multiplicity. The multiplicity concept seems ambiguous but it simply tells you the maximum and minimum allowed members of the set. It is a UML design concept for defining the association relationship, in one-to-one case […]

EclipseLink – JPA Annotations

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Have you ever been standing up close to an article that list most of the annotations that are used by the EclipseLink – JPA API? The EclipseLink provides many annotations covering the persistence into databases. But when we are coming into use of these annotations, we have already faced a big obstacles while remembering those […]