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CollectionOfElemetns

 
Krishan Chauhan
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Hi All,

I am using hibernate as persistence provider for EJB. So generally I use annotations defined in JPA spec i.e OnetoMany , ManyToMany etc. I have seen in some places people using CollectionOfElements.

can somebody tell me the use of @org.hibernate.annotations.CollectionOfElements?
I am having trouble understanding how it works?

I checked the documentation which simply says Annotation used to mark a collection as a collection of elements or a collection of embedded objects.

under what scenario will we use this annotation?

is this similar to @OneToMany , @ManyToMany annotations?

Where will one go for it instead of OneToMany? Do we need any other meta-data also for CollectionOfElements?


thanks,
krishan
 
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