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From Sylvain Leroux <s...@wanadoo.fr>
Subject Re: Delete with cascade...
Date Fri, 23 Oct 2009 03:54:32 GMT
I'm not a specialist of Hibernate, but there are some "cascade" options that you 
might find useful. Something like that:
<set name="children" inverse="true" cascade="save-update">
   <key name="PARENT_ID" on-delete="cascade">
   <one-to-many class="Child">
(please note the cascade="save-update" instead of cascade="all")

According to 
with these settings Hibernate will efficiently use "ON DELETE CASCADE" at DB 
level. Without requiring to load all the objects to be deleted in the 
application first.

I don't know if Hibernate is able to use this feature this with Derby. If you 
find out, please, let us know!


Preben Mikael Bohn a écrit :
> Hi Sylvain
>> Derby supports cascade delete as part of the referential action specified at
>> table's creation time.
>> Then, when using a DELETE statement to remove row(s) from the referenced
>> table, the DELETE operation is propagated to the dependent table. Here is an
>> example:
> OK, I see...
> The problem though is that I don't know the structure of the tables
> and I need to do a batch delete of several tables. I could of course
> go through each of the tables and manually find dependent tables but
> since I have to do this over and over again during development where
> the table structure changes significantly (automatically generated by
> Hibernate) this is really not an option...
> On the other hand I could go over all the tables and try to delete
> them in a loop until all data are deleted (although some delete
> statements would still fail)... That would probably do the trick...
> :-)
> Best regards Preben

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