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From "Scott Anderson" <>
Subject RE: Memory usage and select statements
Date Mon, 30 Jun 2008 12:23:12 GMT
If I'm not mistaken, using an incomplete SQLTemplate statement will allow fetching of incomplete
DataObjects, and Cayenne will not go back to the database again until you try to access unfetched

At least, that's what I remember the behavior being; SELECTs occurred when I stopped at a
breakpoint where cayenne was persuaded to resolve DataObjects for display in the debugger's
trace window.

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrus Adamchik [] 
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 5:01 AM
Subject: Re: Memory usage and select statements

There is no lazy fetching of attributes (only relationships). We will  
be adding it at some point. It is a bit more involved than simply  
suppressing a given column in the SQL translator. Still you have a few  
of options:

1. Place large columns in a separate table with 1..1 relationship to  
the master table .
2. Do not map large columns in the ObjEntity and resolve them manually  
on demand (either with SQLTemplate, or by mapping a second entity to  
the same table).


On Jun 30, 2008, at 11:54 AM, Øyvind Harboe wrote:
> An SQL statement includes a list of which columns to fetch for
> the query.
> Consider a table "book" with three columns, id(pk), title(<100 chars)
> and content(the entire text of the book).
> SELECT id, title FROM book
> If one of the columns are big and rarely used, then it makes little
> sense to transfer it to the client from the database for every
> query. E.g. above the entire text of the book is left out.
> The difference in memory usage can be quite dramatic.
> Can I do the same w/Cayenne?
> Can I have the columns fetched on-demand?
> I'd like to avoid hardcoded SQL templates obviously.
> SelectTranslator.createSqlString() unconditionally adds all
> columns...
> -- 
> Øyvind Harboe
> ARM7 ARM9 XScale Cortex
> JTAG debugger and flash programmer

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