javax.persistence.metamodel
Interface Metamodel


public interface Metamodel

Provides access to the metamodel of persistent entities in the persistence unit.

Since:
Java Persistence 2.0

Method Summary
<X> EmbeddableType<X>
embeddable(java.lang.Class<X> cls)
          Return the metamodel embeddable type representing the embeddable class.
<X> EntityType<X>
entity(java.lang.Class<X> cls)
          Return the metamodel entity type representing the entity.
 java.util.Set<EmbeddableType<?>> getEmbeddables()
          Return the metamodel embeddable types.
 java.util.Set<EntityType<?>> getEntities()
          Return the metamodel entity types.
 java.util.Set<ManagedType<?>> getManagedTypes()
          Return the metamodel managed types.
<X> ManagedType<X>
managedType(java.lang.Class<X> cls)
          Return the metamodel managed type representing the entity, mapped superclass, or embeddable class.
 

Method Detail

entity

<X> EntityType<X> entity(java.lang.Class<X> cls)
Return the metamodel entity type representing the entity.

Parameters:
cls - the type of the represented entity
Returns:
the metamodel entity type
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if not an entity

managedType

<X> ManagedType<X> managedType(java.lang.Class<X> cls)
Return the metamodel managed type representing the entity, mapped superclass, or embeddable class.

Parameters:
cls - the type of the represented managed class
Returns:
the metamodel managed type
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if not a managed class

embeddable

<X> EmbeddableType<X> embeddable(java.lang.Class<X> cls)
Return the metamodel embeddable type representing the embeddable class.

Parameters:
cls - the type of the represented embeddable class
Returns:
the metamodel embeddable type
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if not an embeddable class

getManagedTypes

java.util.Set<ManagedType<?>> getManagedTypes()
Return the metamodel managed types.

Returns:
the metamodel managed types

getEntities

java.util.Set<EntityType<?>> getEntities()
Return the metamodel entity types.

Returns:
the metamodel entity types

getEmbeddables

java.util.Set<EmbeddableType<?>> getEmbeddables()
Return the metamodel embeddable types. Returns empty set if there are no embeddable types.

Returns:
the metamodel embeddable types


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