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makeDirty(pc, fieldName) - JDO StateInterrogation's method

Method
javax.jdo.spi.StateInterrogation
boolean makeDirty(
  Object pc,
  String fieldName
)

Explicitly mark the parameter instance and field dirty. Normally, PersistenceCapable classes are able to detect changes made to their fields. However, if a reference to an array is given to a method outside the class, and the array is modified, then the persistent instance is not aware of the change. This API allows the application to notify the instance that a change was made to a field.

Instances unknown by the implementation are unaffected.

Parameters:
pc - the instance.
fieldName - the name of the field to be marked dirty.
Since:
JDO 2.0
See Also:
PersistenceCapable.jdoMakeDirty(String fieldName)

This documentation page is derived (with some adjustments) from the JDO 2.2 API
and is available under the terms of the Apache License, v. 2.0.