Annotation Type Property

  • @Target({METHOD,FIELD,TYPE})
    public @interface Property
    Annotation for a user defined property. A single Property may be specified directly on a mapped attribute or its get/set method. Multiple Properties should be wrapped into Properties annotation. Property may be assigned to either a mapped attribute (or its get/set method) within Entity, MappedSuperclass and Embeddable class; or to Entity, MappedSuperclass and Embeddable class. In case orm xml is used Property an Properties annotations specified on mapped attributes are ignored, specified on a class are merged with the ones specified in orm xml with the latter taking precedence in case of conflicts. Properties defined in MappedSuperclass are passed to all inheriting Entities and MappedSuperclasses. In case of a conflict property value defined directly on a class always overrides the value passed from class's parent.
    See Also:
    Embeddable, Entity, Id, Basic, ManyToMany, ManyToOne, MappedSuperclass, OneToMany, OneToOne, BasicCollection, BasicMap, Properties, Transformation, VariableOneToOne
    Andrei Ilitchev
    EclipseLink 1.0
    • Required Element Summary

      Required Elements 
      Modifier and Type Required Element Description
      java.lang.String name
      Property name.
      java.lang.String value
      String representation of Property value, converted to an instance of valueType.
    • Optional Element Summary

      Optional Elements 
      Modifier and Type Optional Element Description
      java.lang.Class valueType
      Property value type.
    • Element Detail

      • name

        java.lang.String name
        Property name.
      • value

        java.lang.String value
        String representation of Property value, converted to an instance of valueType.
      • valueType

        java.lang.Class valueType
        Property value type. The value converted to valueType by ConversionManager. If specified must be a simple type that could be handled by ConversionManager: numerical, boolean, temporal.