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refresh(entity, lockMode, properties) - JPA EntityManager's method

void refresh(
  Object entity,
  LockModeType lockMode,
  Map<String,Object> properties

Refresh the state of the instance from the database, overwriting changes made to the entity, if any, and lock it with respect to given lock mode type and with specified properties.

If the lock mode type is pessimistic and the entity instance is found but cannot be locked:

  • the PessimisticLockException will be thrown if the database locking failure causes transaction-level rollback
  • the LockTimeoutException will be thrown if the database locking failure causes only statement-level rollback

If a vendor-specific property or hint is not recognized, it is silently ignored.

Portable applications should not rely on the standard timeout hint. Depending on the database in use and the locking mechanisms used by the provider, the hint may or may not be observed.

entity - entity instance
lockMode - lock mode
properties - standard and vendor-specific properties and hints
IllegalArgumentException - if the instance is not an entity or the entity is not managed
TransactionRequiredException - if there is no transaction and if invoked on a container-managed EntityManager instance with PersistenceContextType.TRANSACTION or with a lock mode other than NONE
EntityNotFoundException - if the entity no longer exists in the database
PessimisticLockException - if pessimistic locking fails and the transaction is rolled back
LockTimeoutException - if pessimistic locking fails and only the statement is rolled back
PersistenceException - if an unsupported lock call is made
JPA 2.0

This documentation page is derived (with some adjustments) from the open source JPA 2 RI (EclipseLink)
and is available under the terms of the Eclipse Public License, v. 1.0 and Eclipse Distribution License, v. 1.0.
Object Relational Mapping (ORM) JPA 2 providers include Hibernate, EclipseLink, TopLink, OpenJPA and DataNucleus.
Object DB is not an ORM JPA implementation but an Object Database for Java with built in JPA 2 support.