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Annotations doubt

Aditya Vasudeva
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Joined: May 27, 2008
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I am reading EJB3 in action.

I could not understand the difference between the 2 annotations: @JoinColumn and @PrimaryJoinColumn regarding O-R mapping.

What is the difference in the following 2 snippets of code:

Code snippet 1: (Using @JoinColumn)

Code snippet 2: (Using @PrimaryKeyJoinColumn)
Nikhil Jain
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Joined: May 15, 2005
Posts: 385
@JoinColumn is used to join any column in 2 tables, Where as @PrimaryKeyJoinColumn it joins based on the primary keys

For Example

Say you have 2 tables
Employee - id, name, age
Bank - id, acct

So in this case if you want to join these two tables based on primary key, we could use @PrimaryKeyJoinColumn.

As such there is not much of a difference. Both could be used

SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 1.5
Aditya Vasudeva
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Joined: May 27, 2008
Posts: 76
Thank You for the clarification, Anu.
I agree. Here's the link:
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