On Feb 15, 2007, at 5:02 PM, Craig L Russell wrote:
On Feb 15, 2007, at 4:57 PM, Dain Sundstrom wrote:
This is the only group of JPA developers, I know of so I'm going
to ask here...
This was discussed at length in the expert group and the result is
in the specification.
That's too bad. It was a very surprising discovery for me.
One thing I find strange is the namespace of NamedQueries. I
declare NamedQueries using either an annotation on my entity or in
xml using a named-query element nested in my entity element. This
implies to me as a developer that the named queries are "owned" by
And yet, they are not. The namespace for queries is the entire
But when you go to use a named query you must retrieve it using
the EntityManager like this:
Query query = entityManager.createNamedQuery(name);
Which means that the queries have a single global namespace. To
make matters worse there doesn't seem to be any enforcement in the
schema to make duplicate queries illegal.
This allows implementations to add value. ;-)
Is my understanding correct?
Yes. The best we could do is to make a recommendation that users
guarantee uniqueness of names by prepending the entity name to the
query name. As a side benefit, it's then possible to actually find
the query to debug it.
That is how, I'm declaring my queries now :(
Also, OpenJPA seems to be ok with duplicate query names and
randomly pick which one to execute. I think we should at least
print a warning if a user has duplicate named queries, or maybe
fire an exception for duplicate names.
Sounds like added value to me. Care to file a JIRA with your
observations and a request for your preferred implementation?