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Removing and entity with and @JoinTable [message #643425] Mon, 06 December 2010 19:49 Go to next message
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It appears that when we attempt to remove an entity the relationships within that entities @JoinTable are not removed.
The result is a SQL error that indicates that a "child record was found".

The confusing thing is that this code is fine in Hibernate. What is different in eclispselink?
With EclipseLink do children records have to explicitly be removed?
Did not see an annotation that would help...
Any input is appreciated.

Following is the code that attempts to remove the record and its children.

public void delete( RecipientPackageDeliveryPK id ) throws DataNotFoundException
RecipientPackageDelivery recipientPackageDelivery = entityManager.find( RecipientPackageDelivery.class, id );

entityManager.remove( recipientPackageDelivery );
recipientPackageDelivery = null;

Following is the entity envolved and the @JoinTable...

@Table( name = "CMM029" )
@Inheritance( strategy = InheritanceType.JOINED )
@DiscriminatorColumn( name = "DELIVERY_CHNL_ID", discriminatorType = DiscriminatorType.INTEGER )
public abstract class RecipientPackageDelivery implements Serializable

/** The documents. */
@JoinTable( name = "CMM031", joinColumns = { @JoinColumn( name = "PACKAGE_ID", referencedColumnName = "PACKAGE_ID" ),
@JoinColumn( name = "RECIPIENT_CDE", referencedColumnName = "RECIPIENT_CDE" ),
@JoinColumn( name = "DELIVERY_CHNL_ID", referencedColumnName = "DELIVERY_CHNL_ID" ) }, inverseJoinColumns = { @JoinColumn( name = "DOCUMENT_ID", referencedColumnName = "DOCUMENT_ID" ) } )
private List<Document> documents;



Re: Removing and entity with and @JoinTable [message #643910 is a reply to message #643425] Wed, 08 December 2010 16:44 Go to previous message
Chris Delahunt is currently offline Chris DelahuntFriend
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Can you try calling refresh after the find and see if that helps? Does the Document have a back references to RecipientPackageDelivery? Which version/build are you using?

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