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javax.persistence.Embedded - JPA annotation

javax.persistence
Annotation Embedded

Target:
Fields (including property get methods)
Specifies a persistent field or property of an entity whose value is an instance of an embeddable class. The embeddable class must be annotated as Embeddable.

The AttributeOverride, AttributeOverrides, AssociationOverride, and AssociationOverrides annotations may be used to override mappings declared or defaulted by the embeddable class.

Example:

   @Embedded
   @AttributeOverrides({
       @AttributeOverride(name="startDate", column=@Column("EMP_START")),
       @AttributeOverride(name="endDate", column=@Column("EMP_END"))
   })
   public EmploymentPeriod getEmploymentPeriod() { ... }

Since:
JPA 1.0
See Also:
Embeddable
AttributeOverride
AttributeOverrides
AssociationOverride
AssociationOverrides
This annotation is a marker annotation (with no elements).

This documentation page is derived (with some adjustments) from the open source JPA 2 RI (EclipseLink)
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