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From Mike Kienenberger <>
Subject Re: Reading boolean values stored in a database as chars
Date Wed, 07 Oct 2015 19:10:48 GMT
Or sometimes it's easier to use a custom template and generate
additional methods that automatically convert between String and
boolean values.

On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 3:08 PM, John Huss <> wrote:
> Check out the code for org.apache.cayenne.access.types.BooleanType and it's
> subclasses.  I think you need to create your own extended type to handle
> it.  Not sure if you can have multiple different BooleanTypes in the same
> runtime, but you could have one that detects and switches
> behavior dynamically I guess.
> On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 12:19 PM Hugi Thordarson <> wrote:
>> Hi all.
>> Oh the joys of working with legacy databases… :) I’m now using a database
>> that sometimes stores boolean values as a char field with the value ’t’ or
>> ‘f’ (true or false). Can Cayenne help me map these fields to actual
>> booleans in my entities so I don’t have to think about this in my logic?
>> Cheers,
>> - hugi

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