javax.persistence
Annotation Type DiscriminatorValue


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

Specifies the value of the discriminator column for entities of the given type.

The DiscriminatorValue annotation can only be specified on a concrete entity class.

If the DiscriminatorValue annotation is not specified and a discriminator column is used, a provider-specific function will be used to generate a value representing the entity type. If the DiscriminatorType is STRING, the discriminator value default is the entity name.

The inheritance 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. The discriminator value, if not defaulted, should be specified for each entity class in the hierarchy.


    Example:

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

    @Entity
    @DiscriminatorValue("VCUSTOMER")
    public class ValuedCustomer extends Customer { ... }
 

Since:
Java Persistence 1.0
See Also:
DiscriminatorColumn

Required Element Summary
 java.lang.String value
          (Optional) The value that indicates that the row is an entity of the annotated entity type.
 

Element Detail

value

public abstract java.lang.String value
(Optional) The value that indicates that the row is an entity of the annotated entity type.

If the DiscriminatorValue annotation is not specified and a discriminator column is used, a provider-specific function will be used to generate a value representing the entity type. If the DiscriminatorType is STRING, the discriminator value default is the entity name.



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