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Spring - Mapping Objects

 
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Hello,

Recently, I started a new job (4 months now) and I still have a lot to learn from Spring. One of the issues we're having is that when we bring objects from the DB and map them into (Repository -> Service -> Controller) a JSON, it brings a lot of unnecessary data - For example (small example):

We have an Employee class which has a Department object and it brings the following:

Class details:

If I want to build a "custom" mapper, which is the best practice? Or how can I implement something that allows me to create a JSON that brings me something like this:

I've been doing some research and I stumbled across the following recommendations:

Jackson JSON Views
JSON Filter and JSON Views This one taken from another forum.

Also I've been thinking about using a generic object that contains a HashMap so I can include, on the Controller, the data that I want or need for an specific screen.

I really appreciate any help - hope the question is clear enough.
 
Walter Gómez
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Question has been posted on other forum:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/38905760/json-object-mapping-spring-data
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