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missing property FetchType.EAGER in entityManger.find ?

nimo frey
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Does JPA2 has any method something like:

So I do not need to set up all my relationships within Users-class to fetchtype.eager.

Paul Sturrock

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No. Its usually the exception rather than the rule to define collections to be eagerly fetched, this is because it is easy to override fetching behaviour in a specific query, but the performance overhead of always bringing back a whole object graph is not usually desirable (though this may be different in your case).

Its easy enough to write a method to do what you want though. Your DAO class could create a query by id as required which would be what I'd recommend.

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nimo frey
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yes, I can create a query for that.

However, it would be nice to have such a feature to find-Method. Maybe in jpa3..;)

James Sutherland
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JPA does not, but some providers do.

With JPA you could use a JPQL query that uses join fetch to make relationships fetched.

With EclipseLink you can use a LoadGroup or FetchGroup with a query through a query hint that defines what you wish to be loaded.

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