Hibernate - SPLessons

Hibernate Servlet Integration

Chapter 29

SPLessons 5 Steps, 3 Clicks
5 Steps - 3 Clicks

Hibernate Servlet Integration

Hibernate Servlet Integration

shape Introduction

Hibernate Servlet Integration, Developing an application using hibernate is a very simple task if developer has knowledge in flow of code why because every hibernate application will have two minimum files they are configuration file and hibernate mapping file, remaining files are regarding required java files , as earlier discussed the main advantage of hibernate is tables will be created automatically after the execution of a program.Here input values are sent from the Html page to Servlet which calls Dao class of Hibernate and it will pass input values to Database.

shape Example

If an example is taken such that, employee details are given to Html page, it will store the details in the Database.If details are saved into Database, then Servlet gives the response as Employee details successfully saved. If not the response will be Employee details already saved.

shape Conceptual

Execution flows diagram of servlet-hibernate example.


  • Add all the hibernate jar files, ojdbc14.jar and servlet-api.jar in lib folder.

shape Example

  • Create the project directory structure.
  • Create the HTML file and forward the request to Servlet.


<!DOCTYPE html>
   <form action="servlet">
       Employee Id     : <input type="text" name="id">
       Employee Name   : <input type="text" name="name">
       Employee Salary :<input type="text" name="salary">
      <input type="submit" value="submit">


import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.PrintWriter;

import javax.servlet.ServletException;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;

import com.iquickinfo.Dao;

public class ServletDemo extends HttpServlet {
	private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;

	protected void doGet(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response) throws ServletException, IOException 
         System.out.println("this is servlet");
          int employeeId=Integer.parseInt(request.getParameter("id").trim());
          String employeeName=request.getParameter("name").trim();
          int salary=Integer.parseInt(request.getParameter("salary").trim());
          Dao dao=new Dao(); 
          boolean b=dao.saveDetails(employeeId, employeeName, salary);
          PrintWriter out=response.getWriter();
       	out.println("<h1>Employee details sucessfully saved.</h1>");
       	  out.println("<h1>Employee details already existed.</h1>"); 


In doGet(), the parameters are appended to the URL and sent along with the header information. The serialVersionUID is used as a version control in a Serializable class. If you do not explicitly declare a serialVersionUID, JVM will do it for you automatically, based on various aspects of your Serializable class, as described in the Java(TM) Object Serialization Specification. Sets the content type of the response being sent to the client, if the response has not been committed yet.The given content type may include a character encoding specification.

  • Set URL Pattern in web.xml file.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<web-app xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee" xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_2_5.xsd" id="WebApp_ID" version="2.5">
  • Create the persistence class.


package com.itoolsinfo;

public class Employee 
	private int employeeId;
	private String employeeName;
	private int salary;
	public int getEmployeeId() {
		return employeeId;
	public void setEmployeeId(int employeeId) {
		this.employeeId = employeeId;
	public String getEmployeeName() {
		return employeeName;
	public void setEmployeeName(String employeeName) {
		this.employeeName = employeeName;
	public int getSalary() {
		return salary;
	public void setSalary(int salary) {
		this.salary = salary;


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.

  • Map the persistence class in mapping file.


<?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.itoolsinfo.Employee" table="employee">  
          <id name="employeeId">  
          <generator class="assigned"></generator>  
          <property name="employeeName"></property>  
          <property name="salary"></property>  

The generator class subelement 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.

  • Configure the mapping file in Configuration file.


<?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">  
       <property name="connection.driver_class">oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver</property>
        <property name="connection.url">jdbc:oracle:thin:@localhost:1521:XE</property>
        <property name="connection.username">system</property>  
        <property name="connection.password">system</property>  
         <property name="dialect">org.hibernate.dialect.Oracle10gDialect</property>  
         <property name="hibernate.hbm2ddl.auto">create</property>  
         <property name="show_sql">true</property> 
         <mapping resource="employee.hbm.xml"/>  
  • Create the Dao class and store the POJO class object details which will be sent to the servlet class.


package com.itoolsinfo;

import org.hibernate.Session;
import org.hibernate.SessionFactory;
import org.hibernate.Transaction;
import org.hibernate.cfg.Configuration;

public class Dao 
  public boolean saveDetails(int employeeId, String employeeName, int salary)
	boolean flag=true;
	SessionFactory factory=new Configuration().configure("hibernate.cfg.xml").buildSessionFactory();
      Session session=factory.openSession();
      Employee employee=new Employee();
      Transaction transaction=session.beginTransaction();
      }catch(Exception e)
      return flag;

  • Deployee the application in Tomcat/web apps folder, after run on server. Open the Html page.
  • Enter all the details after clicking on submit button.
  • In command prompt the output is displayed.
  • Check the output in Database table also using following command.
select * from Employee;


shape Points

  • Here HTML static page will be generated first to enter the details.
  • Required jar files needs to be added to the technology such as servlet, Hibernate, SQL connector.
  • Server should be run from HTML page to retrieve the details of the page.