If the encapsulating class has been fully initialized, meaning all of its encapsulated classes have been initialized as well, after the Hibernate Session is closed, the JavaBean is like any other JavaBean, and you can access its properties. However, this is known as a detached instance, and as you access the various properties, they are only in sync with the currently running Java Virtual Machine, not the actual data that is stored in the database or Hibernate Session cache.
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