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From "Antonio Gallardo" <agalla...@agssa.net>
Subject Re: SECUENCE of PostgreSQL increment value if use QueryByIdentityandgetObjectByQuery
Date Thu, 13 Jan 2005 03:08:55 GMT
On Mie, 12 de Enero de 2005, 19:05, Armin Waibel dijo:
> Have a look at PersistenceBrokerImpl line 1527.
> I attached a fix that should work (not tested).
> The main problem was Identity class. This class obtain new id's and set
> the PK values in the persistent object (if PK fields are null). In my
> opinion this should not happen (bad design), but to change this will be
> costly.

I reviewed the code. You are totally right! The problem is in the design. :-(

The suggested solution have a small problem too: In fact is posible to
have a PK=null. And this should not be a problem. AFAIK, the condition
that each PK must meet (in some DBs ie: PostgreSQL) is that it must be
UNIQUE. It does not matter if PK= null because, in theory is posible to
have 1 row with PK=null and this should be OK since it is the only one
that use null as PK.

While I understand almost nobody use a PK=null, I think we cannot restrict
the use of this "DB feature".

Now think what if a PK is composed of more than 1 fields. Here again, one
of them can be null and this does not broke the DB, but the patch will

As you told, the problem is in the Identity design.

I see 2 posible solutions:

A-Specialize a new Identity Object for QueryByIdentity that will not try
to fill primary keys.

B-Add new methods in the current Identity to be used by QueryByIdentity
that will not try to retrieve new values for PK's.


Best Regards,

Antonio Gallardo

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