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From Andrus Adamchik <>
Subject Re: Counting distinct related objects using EJBQL
Date Mon, 09 Nov 2015 11:25:49 GMT
It's a bug in Cayenne. I just opened a Jira:
. While we are working on fixing it, there's a woraround described in Jira - if possible use
a unique attribute of the target object inside COUNT. E.g. (if no such attribute
exists, map ID as an ObjAttribute, and use that).


> On Oct 30, 2015, at 2:45 PM, Hugi Thordarson <> wrote:
> Hi all, and a very happy Friday to you.
> How would I go about counting distinct related objects using EJBQL? If I want to count
the number of “Shops" related to “Receipts", I’d expect to be able to do use EJBQL like
this, which works fine for regular attributes:
> SELECT count(distinct FROM Receipt a
> However, this generates the incorrect SQL
> SELECT COUNT(DISTINCT *) AS sc0 FROM smu.fd_receipt t0 INNER JOIN smu.fd_shop t1 ON (t0.shop_id
> Any ideas? I’m using the 4.0M3-SNAPSHOT release.
> Cheers,
> - hugi

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