Category Archives: JAVA

How to prevent updates of a SQL column using JPA ?

When working with JPA / Hibernate, you may want to prevent updates of a given column. This is typically the case with your primary key. This is possible using the “updatable” attribute of the @Column annotation. Ex :

    @GeneratedValue(strategy = GenerationType.IDENTITY)
    @Column(name = "id", updatable = false, nullable = false)
    private Long id;

Mockito : how to mock method return value based on argument ?

When using mockito to mock some methods behaviour, you may want to change your mocked method return value based on an argument value.

This is not obvious, but quite simple to achieve, thanks to this SO post :

     .thenAnswer(invocation -> invocation.getArgument(0, String.class));

Spring Data and JpaRepository method naming convention

Spring Data can infer SQL queries from JpaRepository method name. That’s a great tool to uniformize query generations, and make code more readable. Obviously, this only works for simple SQL queries, wchich is indeed what you should strive for.

The documentation about the JpaRepository method naming convention is available here :

Key points :

  • “Order by” is represented by the keyword “OrderBy”, followed by the name of the entity member variable. Keyword “Asc” and “Desc” indicates the sort direction. You can sort by multiple columns by specifying each colum and its sort direction.
    Ex : findByDossierOrderByDateAscIdAsc(Dossier dossier)

Named parameter not found in JPA/Hibernate native SQL queries

When using named parameters in native SQL queries with Hibernate implementation of the Java Persistence API (JPA), you may run into the following error
[code lang=java]
org.springframework.dao.InvalidDataAccessApiUsageException: Parameter with that name [orderId] did not exist;
nested exception is java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Parameter with that name [orderId] did not exist

This happens even if the named parameter was properly set, as in the following example :

For example :
[code lang=java]
void update(EntityManager em) {
Query q = em.createNativeQuery(“SELECT * FROM orders where id = :orderId;”);
q.setParameter(“orderId”, “1234”);

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