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Amruta Mistry

Joined: Jan 25, 2012
Posts: 9

Hello Everyone

I am new to Hibernate.
This is my first hibernate code where I am getting exception.
And I am unable to figure out what's going wrong.

Here is my code:

this is my Employee.hbm.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE hibernate-mapping PUBLIC
"-//Hibernate/Hibernate Mapping DTD//EN"

<class name="Employee" table="EMPLOYEE">
<id name="id" type="int" column="id">
<generator class="native"/>

<property name="firstname" column="first_name" type="String"/>
<property name="lastname" column="last_name" type="String"/>
<property name="salary" column="salary" type="int"/>


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE hibernate-configuration SYSTEM

<property name="hibernate.dialect">
<property name="hibernate.connection.driver_class">

<property name="hibernate.connection.url">
<property name="hibernate.connection.username">
<property name="hibernate.connection.password">

<!-- List of XML mapping files -->
<mapping resource="Employee.hbm.xml"/>


package com.practice.HBtest;

public class Employee {

private int id;
private String firstName;
private String lastName;
private Integer salary;

public Employee(){}
public Employee(String fname,String lname , int salary){
public int getId() {
return id;
public void setId(int id) {;
public String getFirstName() {
return firstName;
public void setFirstName(String first_name) {
this.firstName = first_name;
public String getLastName() {
return lastName;
public void setLastName(String last_name) {
this.lastName = last_name;
public int getSalary() {
return salary;
public void setSalary(int salary) {
this.salary = salary;

my main class:
package com.practice.HBtest;

import org.hibernate.HibernateException;
import org.hibernate.SessionFactory;
import org.hibernate.Session;
import org.hibernate.Transaction;
import org.hibernate.cfg.Configuration;
import org.hibernate.service.ServiceRegistry;

public class EmployeeRecordManager {

private static SessionFactory sessionFactory;
private static ServiceRegistry serviceRegistry;
private Session session;

public static void main(String[] args) {

EmployeeRecordManager erm = new EmployeeRecordManager();

try {
Configuration cfg = new Configuration()
SessionFactory sessionFactory = cfg.configure()

} catch (Exception e) {
Integer empID1 = erm.addEmployee("Amruta", "Ali", 1000);
Integer empID2 = erm.addEmployee("Ruchi", "Das", 5000);
Integer empID3 = erm.addEmployee("Mitul", "Paul", 10000);



public Integer addEmployee(String fname, String lname, int salary) {
Session session = sessionFactory.openSession();
Transaction tx = null;
Integer empID = null;
try {
tx = session.beginTransaction();
Employee employee = new Employee(fname, lname, salary);
empID = (Integer);
} catch (HibernateException e) {
if (tx != null)
} finally {
return empID;


When i run it it throws me below exception:
Nov 7, 2012 2:55:05 PM org.hibernate.annotations.common.Version <clinit>
INFO: HCANN000001: Hibernate Commons Annotations {4.0.1.Final}
Nov 7, 2012 2:55:05 PM org.hibernate.Version logVersion
INFO: HHH000412: Hibernate Core {4.1.8.Final}
Nov 7, 2012 2:55:05 PM org.hibernate.cfg.Environment <clinit>
INFO: HHH000206: not found
Nov 7, 2012 2:55:05 PM org.hibernate.cfg.Environment buildBytecodeProvider
INFO: HHH000021: Bytecode provider name : javassist
Nov 7, 2012 2:55:05 PM org.hibernate.cfg.Configuration addResource
INFO: HHH000221: Reading mappings from resource: Employee.hbm.xml
Nov 7, 2012 2:55:05 PM org.hibernate.cfg.Configuration configure
INFO: HHH000043: Configuring from resource: /hibernate.cfg.xml
Nov 7, 2012 2:55:05 PM org.hibernate.cfg.Configuration getConfigurationInputStream
INFO: HHH000040: Configuration resource: /hibernate.cfg.xml
Nov 7, 2012 2:55:05 PM org.hibernate.cfg.Configuration addResource
INFO: HHH000221: Reading mappings from resource: Employee.hbm.xml
Nov 7, 2012 2:55:05 PM org.hibernate.cfg.Configuration doConfigure
INFO: HHH000041: Configured SessionFactory: null
Nov 7, 2012 2:55:05 PM org.hibernate.cfg.Configuration$MappingsImpl addImport
INFO: HHH000071: Duplicate import: Employee -> Employee
org.hibernate.InvalidMappingException: Could not parse mapping document from resource Employee.hbm.xml
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.practice.HBtest.EmployeeRecordManager.addEmployee(
at com.practice.HBtest.EmployeeRecordManager.main(

Thank You
Amruta Mistry
Ankit Dan
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 31, 2012
Posts: 47

keep the name of the dto and the property name same....because it says InvalidMappingException...this might be the case
Hope this helps
Amruta Mistry

Joined: Jan 25, 2012
Posts: 9

Hey Ankit
Thanks for the reply.
I was able to fix the issue.There was 1 jar missing added that jar as well some code changes provided with my main class.

Initially i was using:

which i have changed to

as well i have added the correct port number for my database in hibernate.cfg.xml file which has fixed my issue.

Thanks for your reply ankit.

Ankit Dan
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 31, 2012
Posts: 47

Happy to help!!
I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link:
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