Hibernate - SPLessons

Hibernate Eclipse

Chapter 8

SPLessons 5 Steps, 3 Clicks
5 Steps - 3 Clicks

Hibernate Eclipse

Hibernate Eclipse

shape Step-1

Hibernate Eclipse, First create the simple example of Hibernate in MyEclipse IDE. Then Open the MyEclipse IDE -> New -> Java Project.

shape Step-2

Hibernate Eclipse enter Java Project Name.

shape Step-3

To add the Database connections and configure the hibernate capabilities:

Select and right click on Project -> MyEclipse -> Select Add Hibernate Capabilities-> Click on Next

shape Step-4

Enter the DataBase Connection Fields.

Click on Finish button once entered in all fields. Right click on source folder Configuration file, src which is created automatically. Select New -> Click on Package -> Enter Package name -> Finish.

shape Step-5

Create a POJO class under Package Folder.

shape Example


package com.abc;
public class Employee {
private int id;
private String firstName,lastName;

public int getId() {
	return id;
public void setId(int id) {
	this.id = id;
public String getFirstName() {
	return firstName;
public void setFirstName(String firstName) {
	this.firstName = firstName;
public String getLastName() {
	return lastName;
public void setLastName(String lastName) {
	this.lastName = lastName;

Set and Get methods are a pattern of data encapsulation. Instead of accessing class member variables directly, one can define get methods to access these variables, and set methods to modify them. By encapsulating them in this manner, one can have control over the public interface

package com.abc;
import org.hibernate.Session;
import org.hibernate.SessionFactory;
import org.hibernate.Transaction;
import org.hibernate.cfg.Configuration;

public class StoreData {
public static void main(String[] args) {
	//creating configuration object
	Configuration cfg=new Configuration();
	cfg.configure("hibernate.cfg.xml");//populates the data of the configuration file
	//creating seession factory object
	SessionFactory factory=cfg.buildSessionFactory();
	//creating session object
	Session session=factory.openSession();
	//creating transaction object
	Transaction t=session.beginTransaction();
	Employee e1=new Employee();
	session.persist(e1);//persisting the object
	t.commit();//transaction is commited
	System.out.println("your data has been stored successfully, please check in your data base.");

persist() is like recovery (with exchange) and it adds the entity object to the persistent context, so any further changes are followed. In the event that the article properties are changed before the exchange is commited or session is flushed, it will likewise be spared into database.

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<!DOCTYPE hibernate-mapping PUBLIC "-//Hibernate/Hibernate Mapping DTD 3.0//EN" "http://hibernate.sourceforge.net/hibernate-mapping-3.0.dtd">

          <class name="com.abc.Employee" table="emp1000">
          <id name="id">
          <generator class="assigned"></generator>
          <property name="firstName"></property>
          <property name="lastName"></property>

The generator classsubelement of id utilized to produce the unique identifier for the objects of persistence class. There are numerous generator classes characterized in the Hibernate Framework. All the generator classes actualizes the org.hibernate.id.IdentifierGenerator interface.

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<!DOCTYPE hibernate-configuration PUBLIC "-//Hibernate/Hibernate Configuration DTD 3.0//EN" "http://hibernate.sourceforge.net/hibernate-configuration-3.0.dtd">

<!-- Generated by MyEclipse Hibernate Tools. -->

        <property name="hbm2ddl.auto">update</property>
        <property name="dialect">org.hibernate.dialect.MySQLDialect</property>
        <property name="connection.url">jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/test</property>
        <property name="connection.username">root</property>
        <property name="connection.password">root</property>
        <property name="connection.driver_class">com.mysql.jdbc.Driver</property>
    <mapping resource="employee.hbm.xml"/>

Properties Description
hibernate.connection.driver_class The JDBC driver class.
hibernate.dialect This property makes Hibernate generate the suitable SQL for the picked database.
hibernate.connection.url The JDBC URL to the database instance.
hibernate.connection.username The database username.
hibernate.connection.password The database password.
hibernate.connection.pool_size Limits the number of connections waiting in the Hibernate database connection pool.
hibernate.connection.autocommit Allows autocommit mode to be used for the JDBC connection.


Output will be as follows. While compiling the application following output will be displayed, Information will be stored in database.

The following output will be displayed in data base browser(SQLyog).


shape Key Points

  • Hibernate Eclipse – Configuration file and Mapping file both are needed for the application.
  • Hibernate Eclipse – One hibernate application may have more mapping files.