Switching JPA Providers
JPA provides a standard interface for communicating with persistence
providers like Hibernate and OpenJPA. Everything from annotations to
APIs are specified in the spec. Switching providers should be as easy
as editing the <provider> element in
persistence.xml. In reality, there are several things
you may have to change to make a smooth transition.
- Hibernate: name="hibernate.hbm2ddl.auto" value="create"
- OpenJPA: name="openjpa.jdbc.SynchronizeMappings" value="buildSchema"
- Hibernate: Automatic, no configuration needed
- OpenJPA: name="openjpa.metamodel" value="true"
JPA requires that fields be qualified. However, Hibernate is tolerant
of missing qualifiers. When switching to other providers, be sure to
add the identification variable name to the path expression.
Last modified on 30 May 2012 by AO
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