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From "James Clinton" <>
Subject RE: duplication POJO and JSF beans
Date Fri, 30 May 2008 08:15:46 GMT
Why don't you wrap or decorate the entity(pojo) where required? 
Personally in this situation I would favor composition over inheritance.

-----Original Message-----
From: Anton Gavazuk [] 
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2008 9:10 AM
To: MyFaces Discussion
Subject: duplication POJO and JSF beans

Hi all,

I'm using JPA as persistence layer, and one of my modules contains
more then 50 entities.
Almost all of those entities (POJO) I must somehow show in UI.
But in UI some POJOs should have extra fields - value for this fields
is generated according to business logic, so the value is not a part
of actual entity.

Simple Example

   int a;
   int b;
   int generatedValue = businessFunction.(a,b);

I dont like approach when this "generated" value is being added to
core POJO with @Transient mark - on other hand I dont' want to create
in my JSF application copy of every original POJO with extra fields.
So the only one way which I see now - create new POJO for UI which
extends CorePojo and adds needed fields.

So my question is:
does someone come accross with same situation? How it can be resolved?

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