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One topic of Hibernate is to minimize the database hits when working with Hibernate and a domain model (POJOs). Hence Hibernate uses proxies based on the Hibenate Mappings instead of the real entity.

Look the next example from the book Java Persistence with Hibernate p.565:

The only database hit (INSERT) is at the last line in above example when doing save.

But where do I get my ID's (123, 1234) from? Wouldn't it be through a another database hit (SELECT) .

Aren't there other solutions for obtaining the IDs w/o touching the database? I mean at some point one had to insert Item(123) and Bid(1234).

[ September 12, 2007: Message edited by: Darya Akbari ]
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