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javax.persistence.metamodel.CollectionAttribute - JPA interface

javax.persistence.metamodel
Interface CollectionAttribute<X,E>

Superinterfaces:
Attribute<X,Collection<E>>, Bindable<E>, PluralAttribute<X,Collection<E>,E>
Instances of the type CollectionAttribute represent persistent java.util.Collection-valued attributes.
Since:
JPA 2.0
Return the Java type of the represented object.
Return the Java type of the represented object. If the bindable type of the object is PLURAL_ATTRIBUTE, the Java element type is returned. If the bindable type is SINGULAR_ATTRIBUTE or ENTITY_TYPE, the Java type of the represented entity or attribute is returned.
Returns:
Java type
Since:
JPA 2.0
Return the bindable type of the represented object.
Return the bindable type of the represented object.
Returns:
bindable type
Since:
JPA 2.0
Return the collection type.
Return the collection type.
Returns:
collection type
Since:
JPA 2.0
Return the managed type representing the type in which the attribute was declared.
Return the managed type representing the type in which the attribute was declared.
Returns:
declaring type
Since:
JPA 2.0
Return the type representing the element type of the collection.
Return the type representing the element type of the collection.
Returns:
element type
Since:
JPA 2.0
Member getJavaMember()
Return the java.lang.reflect.Member for the represented attribute.
Return the java.lang.reflect.Member for the represented attribute.
Returns:
corresponding java.lang.reflect.Member
Since:
JPA 2.0
Class<Y> getJavaType()
Return the Java type of the represented attribute.
Return the Java type of the represented attribute.
Returns:
Java type
Since:
JPA 2.0
String getName()
Return the name of the attribute.
Return the name of the attribute.
Returns:
name
Since:
JPA 2.0
Return the persistent attribute type for the attribute.
Return the persistent attribute type for the attribute.
Returns:
persistent attribute type
Since:
JPA 2.0
boolean isAssociation()
Is the attribute an association.
Is the attribute an association.
Returns:
boolean indicating whether the attribute corresponds to an association
Since:
JPA 2.0
boolean isCollection()
Is the attribute collection-valued (represents a Collection, Set, List, or Map).
Is the attribute collection-valued (represents a Collection, Set, List, or Map).
Returns:
boolean indicating whether the attribute is collection-valued
Since:
JPA 2.0

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