hibernateCriterias and Projections

List using Restrictions

Assuming we have a TravelReview table with City names as column "title"

 Criteria criteria =
    session.createCriteria(TravelReview.class);
  List review =
    criteria.add(Restrictions.eq("title", "Mumbai")).list();
  System.out.println("Using equals: " + review);

We can add restrictions to the criteria by chaining them as follows:

List reviews = session.createCriteria(TravelReview.class)
   .add(Restrictions.eq("author", "John Jones"))
   .add(Restrictions.between("date",fromDate,toDate))
   .add(Restrictions.ne("title","New York")).list();

Using Projections

Should we wish to retrieve only a few columns, we can use the Projections class to do so. For example, the following code retrieves the title column

 // Selecting all title columns
  List review = session.createCriteria(TravelReview.class)
        .setProjection(Projections.property("title"))
    .list();
  // Getting row count
  review = session.createCriteria(TravelReview.class)
    .setProjection(Projections.rowCount())
    .list();
  // Fetching number of titles
  review = session.createCriteria(TravelReview.class)
    .setProjection(Projections.count("title"))
    .list();

Use Filters

@Filter is used as a WHERE camp, here some examples

Student Entity

@Entity
@Table(name = "Student")
public class Student
{
    /*...*/

    @OneToMany
    @Filter(name = "active", condition = "EXISTS(SELECT * FROM Study s WHERE state = true and s.id = study_id)")
    Set<StudentStudy> studies;

    /* getters and setters methods */
}

Study Entity

@Entity
@Table(name = "Study")
@FilterDef(name = "active")
@Filter(name = "active", condition="state = true")
public class Study
{
    /*...*/

    @OneToMany
    Set<StudentStudy> students;

    @Field
    boolean state;

    /* getters and setters methods */
}

StudentStudy Entity

@Entity
@Table(name = "StudentStudy")
@Filter(name = "active", condition = "EXISTS(SELECT * FROM Study s WHERE state = true and s.id = study_id)")
public class StudentStudy
{
    /*...*/

    @ManytoOne
    Student student;

    @ManytoOne
    Study study;

    /* getters and setters methods */
}

This way, everytime the "active" filter is enabled,

-Every query we do on the student entity will return ALL Students with ONLY their state = true studies

-Every query we do on the Study entity will return ALL state = true studies

-Every query we do on the StudentStudy entiy will return ONLY the ones with a state = true Study relationship

Pls note that study_id is the name of the field on the sql StudentStudy table