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Doubt on SecondaryTable Annotation

Joe Harry
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I fail to understand the use of this Annotation as in theory we could do the same thing with @JoinColumn annotation and the @ManyToOne relationship. TSo why do we need this afteral when we have some other alternativs?

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Ralph Jaus
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@SecondaryTable enables you, to use fields from a secondary table directly in your entity. That means you need to define just one entity. The other techniques like @OneToOne or @ManyToOne need two entities.

So, if there is no further need for an entity consisting of fields from the secondary table, one might prefer to use @Secondary table.

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Niranjan Deshpande
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Thanks Ralf! [ ] I had not pointed out the obvious!

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