javax.persistence
Enum EnumType

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.lang.Enum<EnumType>
      extended by javax.persistence.EnumType
All Implemented Interfaces:
java.io.Serializable, java.lang.Comparable<EnumType>

public enum EnumType
extends java.lang.Enum<EnumType>

Defines mapping for enumerated types. The constants of this enumerated type specify how a persistent property or field of an enumerated type should be persisted.

Since:
Java Persistence 1.0

Enum Constant Summary
ORDINAL
          Persist enumerated type property or field as an integer.
STRING
          Persist enumerated type property or field as a string.
 
Method Summary
static EnumType valueOf(java.lang.String name)
          Returns the enum constant of this type with the specified name.
static EnumType[] values()
          Returns an array containing the constants of this enum type, in the order they are declared.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Enum
clone, compareTo, equals, finalize, getDeclaringClass, hashCode, name, ordinal, toString, valueOf
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Enum Constant Detail

ORDINAL

public static final EnumType ORDINAL
Persist enumerated type property or field as an integer.


STRING

public static final EnumType STRING
Persist enumerated type property or field as a string.

Method Detail

values

public static EnumType[] values()
Returns an array containing the constants of this enum type, in the order they are declared. This method may be used to iterate over the constants as follows:
for (EnumType c : EnumType.values())
    System.out.println(c);

Returns:
an array containing the constants of this enum type, in the order they are declared

valueOf

public static EnumType valueOf(java.lang.String name)
Returns the enum constant of this type with the specified name. The string must match exactly an identifier used to declare an enum constant in this type. (Extraneous whitespace characters are not permitted.)

Parameters:
name - the name of the enum constant to be returned.
Returns:
the enum constant with the specified name
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if this enum type has no constant with the specified name
java.lang.NullPointerException - if the argument is null


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