Phil 12.30.15

7:00 – 5:00 VTX

  • Finished up notes on the Gezi paper
  • Back to hibernate
    • finishing up M2M method
    • Have both items pointing at each other. Currently throwing a plain Exception. Will probably need to change that later, if the message turns out not to be enough.
    • Moved M2M to the GuidBase class and tested with the showroom example I’ve been playing with. Success! Here’s the use case from the header:
      Class that sets up the mutual relationships between two classes that have to have access to each other's
      Sets in the context of a 'ManyToMany' Hibernate configuration. To set up the classes, do the following:
      1) Add the annotations that define the mapping table in one class - e.g:
      For the class 'Kitten'
         @ManyToMany(cascade = CascadeType.ALL)
         @JoinTable(name = "kittens_puppies",
            joinColumns = @JoinColumn(name = "kitten_id"),
            inverseJoinColumns = @JoinColumn(name = "puppy_id")
         private Set<Puppy> puppies;
      Similarly, for the class 'Puppy'
      @ManyToMany(cascade = javax.persistence.CascadeType.ALL, mappedBy = "puppies" )
       private Set<Kitten> kittens;
      Each class will need an 'addXXX(XXX xxx) class that adds a single element of XXX to the Set. This is the
      template that M2M is looking for. There needs to be one and only one method for each mapping.
      An example from the class 'Kitten' is shown below:
         public class addPuppy(Puppy puppy){
             if(puppies == null){
                 puppies = new HashSet()
      Lastly, the code that handles the session needs to call xxx.M2M once for each of the relationships:
      Kitten k1 = new Kitten();
      Kitten k2 = new Kitten();
      Kitten k3 = new Kitten();
      Kitten k4 = new Kitten();
      Puppy p1 = new Puppy();
      Puppy p2 = new Puppy();
      Puppy p3 = new Puppy();
      Puppy p4 = new Puppy();
    • And that seems to be working! I got a little confused as to which item should be mapped to, but now understand that the collection to be mapped to has to (should?) be the Set<XXX> of items that are referenced in the YYY class that contains the @JoinTable annotations.
    • Need to add a relation between networks and associations and items. Done.
    • Time to figure out queries. Get all the networks names for a user, then get a network, that sort of thing.

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