I am using hibernate and spring 3.0 web mvc. I have a table A for which I have created a model class A(referred to as entity). Can I make a mapping from this entity class A to a table B that has no entity class defined for it, because it doesn't have to be a persistence object. I just need information from the table B to be manipulated inside the class A. Please help. I am pretty confused what annotations to use at this point.