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Difference between Criteria API and HQL Queries?

 
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what is the different between Criteria Query and HQL Query ?
 
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It's explained in the Hibernate docu which should be read before building a real life application...

HQL is a little bit like SQL. Some kind of textual representation of your query. Criteria can be used in a more OO- and dynamic way.
 
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HQL is a query language, not totally dissimilar from SQL.



Quick Tutorial on HQL

The Criteria API allows you to build database queries in an object oriented manner using your domain model.



Creating Queries using the Hibernate Criteria API Tutorial

-Cameron McKenzie

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