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Multi part paths in a composite index must have the same length

2015-01-15 03:15


I am trying to create some index in a DB - but I get an exception when i try to commit.

Exception in thread "main" [ObjectDB 2.6.0_01] javax.persistence.PersistenceException
Invalid index path 'tStamp.value / instrumentId' in type Entities.OBN (error 328)
at com.objectdb.jpa.EMImpl.createQuery(EMImpl.java:958)


Here is how the class of the persisted object looks like

@Index(members={"tStamp.value", "instrumentId"})
public class OBN implements Serializable{
    private static final long serialVersionUID = 998L;
    @Id @GeneratedValue long id;
    @Index private Long instrumentId;
    private SafeLong tStamp;

The SafeLong class is a very simple wrapper of a long - 

public class SafeLong implements Serializable, Comparable<SafeLong>{
    public long value;

According to the doc - what i am doing is not allowed - but i don't see why it is not possible as my SafeLong class is just a simple wrapper.

Multi part paths in a composite index must have the same length. Therefore, the following index definition is invalid:
@Index(members={"lastName", "address.city"}) // INVALID
public class Employee {
    String firstName;
    String lastName;
    Address address;




EKK's picture
Joined on 2013-03-05
User Post #17
2015-01-19 21:39

You are right. There is no real technical issue with enabling such an index.

A composite index with components of different lengths is forbidden because it may cause difficulties when the components are multi value fields, unlike your simple example.

Build 2.6.0_02 contains a temporary option for disabling this check and error, as demonstrated by the following test case (which fails with 2.6.0_01 and passes with build 2.6.0_02):

import javax.jdo.annotations.Index;
import javax.persistence.*;
public class F900 {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        System.setProperty("objectdb.temp.flexible-composite-index", "true");
        EntityManagerFactory emf =
        EntityManager em = emf.createEntityManager();
        em.persist(new OBN(1));
        em.persist(new OBN(2));
        em.persist(new OBN(3));
    @Index(members={"tStamp.value", "instrumentId"})
    public static class OBN {
        @Id @GeneratedValue long id;
        private Long instrumentId;
        private SafeLong tStamp;
        public OBN(int value) {
            instrumentId = Long.valueOf(value);
            tStamp = new SafeLong(value);
    public static class SafeLong {
        public long value;
        public SafeLong(int value) {
            this.value = value;
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