javax.persistence
Annotation Type DiscriminatorColumn


@Target(value=TYPE)
@Retention(value=RUNTIME)
public @interface DiscriminatorColumn

Specifies the discriminator column for the SINGLE_TABLE and JOINED Inheritance mapping strategies.

The strategy and the discriminator column are only specified in the root of an entity class hierarchy or subhierarchy in which a different inheritance strategy is applied

If the DiscriminatorColumn annotation is missing, and a discriminator column is required, the name of the discriminator column defaults to "DTYPE" and the discriminator type to DiscriminatorType.STRING.

     Example:

     @Entity
     @Table(name="CUST")
     @Inheritance(strategy=SINGLE_TABLE)
     @DiscriminatorColumn(name="DISC", discriminatorType=STRING, length=20)
     public class Customer { ... }

     @Entity
     public class ValuedCustomer extends Customer { ... }
 

Since:
Java Persistence 1.0
See Also:
DiscriminatorValue

Optional Element Summary
 java.lang.String columnDefinition
          (Optional) The SQL fragment that is used when generating the DDL for the discriminator column.
 DiscriminatorType discriminatorType
          (Optional) The type of object/column to use as a class discriminator.
 int length
          (Optional) The column length for String-based discriminator types.
 java.lang.String name
          (Optional) The name of column to be used for the discriminator.
 

name

public abstract java.lang.String name
(Optional) The name of column to be used for the discriminator.

Default:
"DTYPE"

discriminatorType

public abstract DiscriminatorType discriminatorType
(Optional) The type of object/column to use as a class discriminator. Defaults to DiscriminatorType.STRING.

Default:
javax.persistence.DiscriminatorType.STRING

columnDefinition

public abstract java.lang.String columnDefinition
(Optional) The SQL fragment that is used when generating the DDL for the discriminator column.

Defaults to the provider-generated SQL to create a column of the specified discriminator type.

Default:
""

length

public abstract int length
(Optional) The column length for String-based discriminator types. Ignored for other discriminator types.

Default:
31


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