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Hibernate Exception and Session closing

Zeki Karaca

Joined: Oct 02, 2009
Posts: 20
Hi @ all

I am learning Hibernate and there are 2 things that are still confusing for me. Take a look at my example code:

Question 1.
I read a lot of tutorials on the internet and also about the differences between getCurrentSession() and openSession(). I know that if i use openSession i need to manage the sessions myself and should also flush/close it. I used getCurrentSession in my example so i did not add a finally clause to close the session used. Is this correct or should i still close the session myself?

Question 2.
Almost all example codes on the internet show a similar structure with a try/catch clause. But getCurrentSession also throws a HibernateException so why should i not put this in the try clause and catch an exception. I know it is a runtime exception but beginTransaction, save and commit also throw the same exception. Why do i catch these and not the one for getCurrentSession?

Please could someone help me to clarify these 2 questions? Thanks in advance.

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Zeki Karaca

Joined: Oct 02, 2009
Posts: 20
Please, is there anyone who can help me with these questions?
Zeki Karaca

Joined: Oct 02, 2009
Posts: 20
One last attempt...
JayaSiji Gopal
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 303
Here is the code that i get:

with currentSession(), you dont need to close it manually. All of that is automatically taken care for you.

SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4<br /> <br />Thanks in advance!<br />Jayashree.
I agree. Here's the link:
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