Hibernate JPA


Hibernate JPA

In this section, you will learn about JPA with Hibernate.

In this section, you will learn about JPA with Hibernate.

Hibernate JPA

In this section, you will learn about JPA with Hibernate.


JPA is just an specification from Sun, which is released under JEE 5 specification. JPA standardized the ORM persistence technology for Java developers. JPA is not a product and can't be used as it is for persistence. It needs an ORM implementation to work and persist the Java Objects. ORM frameworks that can be used with JPA are Hibernate, Toplink, Open JPA etc.

These days most of the persistence vendors are releasing the JPA implementation of their persistence frameworks. So, developers can choose the best ORM implementation according to the application requirement. For example, production can be started from the free versions of ORM implementation and when the needs arise it can be switched to the commercial version of the ORM framework. You can switch the persistence provides without changing the code. So, ORM framework independence is another another big benefit of JPA.

Benefits of JPA

  • Simplified Persistence technology
  • ORM frameworks independence: Any ORM framework can be used
  • Data can be saved in ORM way
  • Supported by industry leaders

ORM Frameworks

Here are the list of ORM frameworks that can be used with JPA specification.

  • Hibernate
  • Toplink
  • iBatis
  • OpOpen JPA

JPA Simple Example

In the below example, you will learn the JPA Query API's method setParameter as a named parameter :

Database Table: student

CREATE TABLE `student` ( 
	`id` int(11) NOT NULL auto_increment, 
	`sname` varchar(100) NOT NULL, 
	`sroll` int(11) NOT NULL, 
	`scourse` varchar(10) NOT NULL, 
	PRIMARY KEY (`id`) 

Model Java Class : Student.java

package roseindia;

import javax.persistence.Column;
import javax.persistence.Entity;
import javax.persistence.GeneratedValue;
import javax.persistence.Id;
import javax.persistence.NamedQueries;
import javax.persistence.NamedQuery;
import javax.persistence.Table;


public class Student {

	private int id;
	* @return the id
	public int getId() {
	return id;
	* @param id the id to set
	public void setId(int id) {
	this.id = id;
	@Column(name="sname", length=100,nullable=false)
	private String sname;
	* @return the sname
	public String getSname() {
	return sname;
	* @param sname the sname to set
	public void setSname(String sname) {
		this.sname = sname;
	private int sroll;
	* @return the sroll
	public int getSroll() {
		return sroll;
	* @param sroll the sroll to set
	public void setSroll(int sroll) {
	this.sroll = sroll;
	private String scourse;
	* @return the scourse
	public String getScourse() {
		return scourse;
	* @param scourse the scourse to set
	public void setScourse(String scourse) {
		this.scourse = scourse;


Main Class: JPASetParameterNamedParameter.java

package roseindia;

import java.util.Iterator;

import java.util.List;

import javax.persistence.EntityManager;

import javax.persistence.EntityManagerFactory;

import javax.persistence.EntityTransaction;

import javax.persistence.Persistence;

import javax.persistence.Query;

public class JPASetParameterNamedParameter {

	public static void main(String[] args) {
	// TODO Auto-generated method stub
	EntityManagerFactory emf=Persistence.createEntityManagerFactory("jpa");
	EntityManager em=emf.createEntityManager();
	EntityTransaction entr=em.getTransaction();
	Query query=em.createQuery("SELECT st FROM Student st WHERE st.sroll > :roll");
	query.setParameter("roll", 100);
	List results = query.getResultList();
	Iterator stIterator=results.iterator();
	Student st=(Student)stIterator.next();
	System.out.print(" sroll:"+st.getSroll());
	System.out.print(" scourse:"+st.getScourse());
	System.out.println("Record not found.");



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

log4j:WARN Please initialize the log4j system properly.

Hibernate: select student0_.id as id0_, student0_.scourse as scourse0_, student0_.sname as sname0_, student0_.sroll as sroll0_ from student student0_ where student0_.sroll>?

sname:Arindam sroll:101 scourse:MCA

sname:Ajay sroll:102 scourse:B.Tech.

sname:Rakesh sroll:103 scourse:B.Tech

sname:Vikas sroll:104 scourse:BCA

JPA with Hibernate

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