The use of Tomcat is totally orthogonal to Hibernate.
Eclipse doesn't stand in the way either. In fact there are some eclipse plugins for hibernate that might help (google for them), although they are not a prerequisite.
I'm reluctant to call MS Access a *database*, though. Not sure wether Hibernate is able to handle that thing.
Moving to our ORM forum...
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I totally understand that MS Access is not a right choice. So let me put my question this way to basically practise Hibernate from home what should i basically have.
Thanks Ramya.A [ December 28, 2005: Message edited by: ramya jai ]
You can use HQLDB, coming with Hibernate, which I have never tried.
And if you have MYSQL or any other relation DB. Create a database connection by using type3 or type 4 driver with DB. Check the connection is created properly.
Once it is done create a test table with 1 or 2 column. crate a class with getter and setter methods for those columns. crate a hibernate mapping in hbm.xml file(make sure the file is in your classpath. create a client class, pass a value and see whether it is stored or not.
You don't need any container for this. POJO is enough.
Don't consider using any hibernate plugins untill you've learned hibernate. Once you know hibernate you can go two ways: One, use the plugins wihout taking away valuable experience and learning, or two, realize that most of the plugins suck and aren't worth using.