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Behaviour merge() of detached objects [message #1079837] Mon, 05 August 2013 06:21 Go to next message
Jack Kilian is currently offline Jack Kilian
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Hi,

a short EclipseLink newbie question.

We compared hibernate and EclipseLink regarding the merge of detached objects.
Hibernate return's a new java reference when we do this? When we think about a FatClient like RCP not a good behaviour...e.g. binding and etc. is a pattern not working like this.

What's the behaviour of EclipseLink? Is this a standard behaviour of the JPA2 spec?
(That's one key requirement to use EclipseLink instead of Hibernate.)

best regards
JK

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Re: Behaviour merge() of detached objects [message #1082407 is a reply to message #1079837] Thu, 08 August 2013 14:26 Go to previous message
James Sutherland is currently offline James Sutherland
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The JPA specification requires that merge() returns the managed version of the detached object (it must be a new reference).

That is the whole point of merge(). If you don't want this, if the object is new, then consider using persist().


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