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JPA enum mapping by explicit getId()

 
manuel aldana
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Hi,

for enum type you can choose EnumType.ORDINAL or EnumType.STRING. Going for string is definetely better because ordinal mandates that you never ever change the order of definition of the enum-types. On the other hand string also makes the DB entry bigger as necessary (taking the constant name, which can be quite long).

So I want to use an explicit mapping (that JPA uses getId() method).





How or is it possible with JPA to define a custom method of an java enum type?

thanks.
 
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