Java Persistence API (JPA) Extensions Reference for EclipseLink, Release 2.4
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EclipseLink JPA provides specific annotations (EclipseLink extensions) in addition to supporting the standard Java Persistence Architecture (JPA) annotations. You can use these EclipseLink extensions to take advantage of EclipseLink's extended functionality and features within your JPA entities.


This document is intended for application developers who want to develop applications using EclipseLink with Java Persistence Architecture (JPA). This document does not include details about related common tasks, but focuses on EclipseLink functionality.

Developers should be familiar with the concepts and programming practices of

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