select(selection) - JPA CriteriaQuery's method

Specify the item that is to be returned in the query result. Replaces the previously specified selection(s), if any.

Note: Applications using the string-based API may need to specify the type of the select item when it results from a get or join operation and the query result type is specified.

     For example:

      q = cb.createQuery(String.class);
       order = q.from(Order.class);"shippingAddress").
       get("state")); CriteriaQuery
         q2 = cb.createQuery(Product.class); .join("items") .
selection - selection specifying the item that is to be returned in the query result
the modified query
IllegalArgumentException - if the selection is a compound selection and more than one selection item has the same assigned alias
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.
ObjectDB is not an ORM JPA implementation but an Object Database for Java with built in JPA 2 support.