Hibernate Native SQL Example

This Hibernate Example shows you how to use Native Query in your hibernate application.


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Hibernate Native SQL Example


Native SQL is handwritten SQL for all database operations like create, update, delete and select. Hibernate Native Query also supports stored procedures. Hibernate allows you to run Native SQL Query for all the database operations, so you can use your existing handwritten sql with Hibernate, this also helps you in migrating your SQL/JDBC based application to Hibernate.

In this example we will show you how you can use Native SQL with hibernate. You will learn how to use Native to calculate average and then in another example select all the objects from table.

Here is the code of Hibernate Native SQL:

package roseindia.tutorial.hibernate;

import org.hibernate.Session;
import org.hibernate.*;
import org.hibernate.criterion.*;
import org.hibernate.cfg.*;
import java.util.*;
 @author Deepak Kumar
 * http://www.roseindia.net Hibernate Native Query Example
public class NativeQueryExample {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
  Session session = null;

  // This step will read 
hibernate.cfg.xml and prepare hibernate for use

  SessionFactory sessionFactory = 
new Configuration().configure().buildSessionFactory();
  session =sessionFactory.openSession();
  /* Hibernate Native Query Average Examle*/
 String sql ="select 
stddev(ins.invested_amount) as stdErr, "
 " avg(ins.invested_amount) as mean "+
 " from insurance ins";
 Query query = session.createSQLQuery(sql)
 //Double [] amount = (Double []) query.uniqueResult(); 
 Object [] amount = (Object [])
amount: " 
+ amount[0]);
amount: " 
+ amount[1]);

 /* Example to show Native 
query to select all the 
objects from database */

 /* Selecting all 
the objects from insurance table */

 List insurance = session.createSQLQuery
("select  {ins.*}  from insurance ins")
  .addEntity("ins", Insurance.class)
  for (Iterator it = 
(); it.hasNext();) {
  Insurance insuranceObject
  System.out.println("ID: " 
+ insuranceObject.getLngInsuranceId());
+ insuranceObject.getInsuranceName());
  }catch(Exception e){

Following query is used to calculate the average of  invested amount:

/*Hibernate Native Query Average Examle*/

String sql ="select stddev(ins.invested_amount) as stdErr, "+ " avg(ins.invested_amount) as mean "+ " from insurance ins";

The following code:

Query query = session.createSQLQuery(sql).addScalar("stdErr",Hibernate.DOUBLE).

Creates a new instance of SQLQuery for the given SQL query string and the entities returned by the query are detached. 

To return all the entities from database we have used the following query:

/* Example to show Native query to select all the objects from database */
/* Selecting all the objects from insurance table */
List insurance = session.createSQLQuery("select {ins.*} from insurance ins")
.addEntity("ins", Insurance.class)
  for (Iterator it = insurance.iterator(); it.hasNext();) {
  Insurance insuranceObject = (Insurance) it.next();
  System.out.println("ID: " + insuranceObject.getLngInsuranceId());
   System.out.println("Name: " + insuranceObject.getInsuranceName());

When you run the program through it should display the following result:

log4j:WARN No appenders could be found for logger (org.hibernate.cfg.Environment).

log4j:WARN Please initialize the log4j system properly.

Hibernate: select stddev(ins.invested_amount) as stdErr, avg(ins.invested_amount) as mean from insurance ins

mean amount: 592.1584

stdErr amount: 923.5714

Hibernate: select ins.ID as ID0_, ins.insurance_name as insurance2_2_0_, ins.invested_amount as invested3_2_0_, ins.investement_date as investem4_2_0_ from insurance ins

ID: 1

Name: Car Insurance

ID: 2

Name: Life Insurance

ID: 3

Name: Life Insurance

ID: 4

Name: Car Insurance



In this example you learned how to use Native Query with Hibernate.


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October 14, 2011

explanation is also required for the examples
January 13, 2012
How to execute following SQL query in hibernate

Suppose, We have a table emp(empid, empname, mgrid). I want to display result like empid, empname, mgrname. This is a sql query to generate this result :- select e.empid, e.empname, (select m.empname from emp m where m.empid=e.mgrid) as mgrname from emp e; Please, tell how to execute this query though createQuesry()/createSQLQuesry().
May 29, 2012
Excelent example!

Thanks for this example!