Java Persistence API (JPA) Extensions Reference for EclipseLink, Release 2.4
EclipseLink provides many extensions to the standard JPA Java Persistence Query Language (JPQL). These extensions, referred to as the EclipseLink Query Language (EQL), provide access to additional database features many of which are part of standard SQL, provide access to native database features and functions, and provide access to EclipseLink specific features.
This chapter contains the following sections:
For more information on JQPL, see:
"Query Language" in the JPA Specification (
"The Java Persistence Query Language" in The Java EE 6 Tutorial (
EclipseLink defines the following operators to perform database operations that would not be possible in standard JPQL: