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Part I Development Tasks and Tools

1.  Setting Up a Development Environment

2.  Class Loaders

3.  Debugging Applications

Part II Developing Applications and Application Components

4.  Securing Applications

5.  Developing Web Services

6.  Using the Java Persistence API

Specifying the Database

Additional Database Properties

Configuring the Cache

Setting the Logging Level

Using Lazy Loading

Primary Key Generation Defaults

Automatic Schema Generation


Generation Options

Query Hints

Changing the Persistence Provider

Restrictions and Optimizations

Oracle Database Enhancements

Extended Persistence Context

Using @OrderBy with a Shared Session Cache

Using BLOB or CLOB Types with the Inet Oraxo JDBC Driver

Database Case Sensitivity

Unique Constraints

Foreign Key Mapping

SQL Result Set Mapping

Named Native Queries and JDBC Queries

PostgreSQL Case Sensitivity

Sybase Finder Limitation

MySQL Database Restrictions

7.  Developing Web Applications

8.  Using Enterprise JavaBeans Technology

9.  Using Container-Managed Persistence

10.  Developing Java Clients

11.  Developing Connectors

12.  Developing Lifecycle Listeners

13.  Developing OSGi-enabled Java EE Applications

Part III Using Services and APIs

14.  Using the JDBC API for Database Access

15.  Using the Transaction Service

16.  Using the Java Naming and Directory Interface

17.  Using the Java Message Service

18.  Using the JavaMail API


Chapter 6

Using the Java Persistence API

Oracle GlassFish Server support for the Java Persistence API includes all required features described in the Java Persistence Specification, also known as JSR 317. The Java Persistence API can be used with non-EJB components outside the EJB container.

The Java Persistence API provides an object/relational mapping facility to Java developers for managing relational data in Java applications. For basic information about the Java Persistence API, see Part VI, Persistence, in The Java EE 6 Tutorial.

This chapter contains GlassFish Server specific information on using the Java Persistence API.

The following topics are addressed here:

Note - The default persistence provider in the GlassFish Server is based on the EclipseLink Java Persistence API implementation. All configuration options in EclipseLink are available to applications that use the GlassFish Server's default persistence provider.

Note - The Web Profile of the GlassFish Server supports the EJB 3.1 Lite specification, which allows enterprise beans within web applications, among other features. The full GlassFish Server supports the entire EJB 3.1 specification. For details, see JSR 318.