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From Kevin Roll <kr...@appropel.com>
Subject Re: Query by Criteria
Date Wed, 01 Jul 2009 16:51:27 GMT

On Jul 1, 2009, at 12:22 PM, Andy Jefferson wrote:

>> QueryDSL already does that for JDOQL
> http://source.mysema.com/display/querydsl/Querydsl

Thanks for the pointer, Andy. QueryDSL looks cool but I'm not certain  
it's exactly what I'm looking for. In fact, their type-safe objects  
may be too extreme for my purposes.

My general use case is that I present a GUI to the user with a large  
number of potential search criteria. When they hit the search criteria  
I want to build a query based upon what they have entered/selected.  
This query may involve complex nesting of ands and ors, which is one  
of the main problems I am trying to solve. I have hacked together  
something that generally works and is able to translate into a JDOQL  
query, but I was hoping that better minds had looked at the issue.  
Usually I am building the query on the fly - I rarely do preassembled  
queries based upon a specific query class.

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