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From David Evans <dsev...@berndtgroup.net>
Subject Re: abator and class hierarchy
Date Tue, 01 Jul 2008 20:14:19 GMT
Hi Jeff,

Thanks for the tip. Is this the general idea?

public Object createInstance(String stmtId, Class clazz) {
  String className = clazz.getName();
  if (className.startsWith("com.test.model.abator")) {
     className = className.replaceFirst("\.abator","");
     Object obj = Resources.instantiate(className);
     return obj;

  return null;

So the sqlMap file would still say:
resultMap class="com.test.model.abator.Account"

but would actually return a com.test.model.Account object?

This seems like a good solution, although the "magic" of that class
conversion seems a little opaque if someone else had to maintain the
code. I guess commenting heavily could help. Do you know of any
non-ibatis specific way to create a subclass from an instance of a

Thanks for the help,


On Tue, 2008-07-01 at 13:36 -0500, Jeff Butler wrote:
> You could use iBATIS' ResultObjectFactory.  When iBATIS asks for a new
> com.test.model.abator.Thing, you could return com.test.model.Thing.
> Jeff Butler
> On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 1:16 PM, David Evans <dsevans@berndtgroup.net>
> wrote:
>         Hello,
>         Apologies, This post is slightly off topic, as it has to do
>         with java
>         class hierarchy, but i'm hoping someone here will have solved
>         the same
>         problem.
>         I have set up abator to create my sqlmaps, model and spring
>         dao classes.
>         I would like to use these generated model classes as base
>         classes for
>         more fully featured business objects. my situation looks like
>         this:
>         com.test.model.abator.Thing (generated by abator)
>         com.test.model.Thing extends com.test.model.abator.Thing
>         Now my Thing model never has to worry about the field getters
>         and
>         setters mirroring the database table.
>         When using the dao classes, i have a problem. For updates and
>         inserts,
>         everything is fine, i can pass the com.test.model.Thing to the
>         dao and
>         it accepts it of course, because it extends
>         com.test.model.abator.Thing.
>         but on a select the dao returns me a
>         com.test.model.abator.Thing, which
>         I cannot cast to a com.test.model.Thing. I can't think of a
>         way to
>         create a new com.test.model.Thing from a
>         com.test.model.abator.Thing
>         without duplicating all of the fields. If i have to create a
>         constructor
>         which explicitly transfers all of the field values then i lose
>         the
>         entire point of my abator setup.
>         Thanks,
>         Dave

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