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From Aristedes Maniatis <>
Subject Re: possible bug with inherited cayenne objects and mandatory fields
Date Thu, 17 Feb 2011 08:11:11 GMT
On 15/02/11 2:04 PM, Marcin Skladaniec wrote:
> java.sql.SQLIntegrityConstraintViolationException: The statement was aborted because
it would have caused a duplicate key value in a unique or primary key constraint or unique
index identified by 'TAGRELATION_UNIQUE' defined on 'TAGRELATION'.

Can I summarise, since I think you've highlighted a problem which is completely different
to your email subject.

1. Table A has primary key which is user defined (in this case, it is the join between two
other tables, so the PK is the compound of the two foreign keys)

2. Create record in table A. Commit.

3. Delete that record in table A.

4. Create another record in table A with the same PK as the one just deleted (since it joins
the same other two tables).

5. Commit -> ERRROR

The create in step 4 is being committed to the db before the delete in step 3, failing the
key constraint.

Use case
You may wonder why on earth this is happening. Well, in a rich client application a user might
tick a checkbox to link two records and then untick it and tick it again while they make up
their mind. All those changes result in changes to the context.


A. Dedupe the overlapping create/delete records in the context before committing.
B. Order the SQL better.

Any thoughts about how Cayenne could deal with this better? What do other ORMs do in this


Aristedes Maniatis
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