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From "Michael Dick (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (OPENJPA-1163) Data consistency issues while modifying collections.
Date Tue, 21 Jul 2009 03:19:15 GMT

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Michael Dick commented on OPENJPA-1163:
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Hi Ravi,

Thanks for the patch. I think this sort of change needs a corresponding configuration option
in the Compatibility class (maybe called limitChangesTracked?). The javadoc for org.apache.openjpa.conf.Compatibility
can contain the information on when we changed the default behavior and why we made the change.
If that isn't enough to go on just let me know and I'll provide some more pointers. 

I think that changing the default is the correct way to go, but I can also see existing applications
that are unknowingly coded to the old behavior so I'd like to give them an option to move
forward. I'll take a closer look at the testcase tomorrow (might be evening) but at first
glance the patch looks good. 

Thanks very much for finding and debugging this.

> Data consistency issues while modifying collections.
> ----------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: OPENJPA-1163
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OPENJPA-1163
>             Project: OpenJPA
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: kernel
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.0
>         Environment: openJPA trunk. Derby DB.
>            Reporter: Ravi P Palacherla
>            Assignee: Ravi P Palacherla
>             Fix For: 2.0.0
>
>         Attachments: OPENJPA-1163_trunk.patch
>
>
> There are data consistency issues when modifying more number of elements in a collection
Vs less number of elements.
> Following is a detailed explanation about the issue with example:
>  
> - Entity A has a collection of Entities AItems with cascade ALL.
> - Test case :
>   Clear all the data inside tables representing Entity A and AItems.  
>   Create 3 entity managers em1,em2 and em3.
>    
>   em1.begin()
>       create A on em1 with id "1"
>       add 10 elements of AItems (id's from 0-9) to the created A(id 1).
>       persist A.
>   em1.commit()
>  
>   em1.begin()
>       merge A ( created in the previous step)
>       Remove 3 elements of AItems from the merged A.
>       Add 3 elements of AItems ( id's 10,11,12) to the merged A (id 1).
>    
> With out committing em1
>    
>   em2.begin()
>       query database to fetch A and construct object result2 of entity A.
>       Add 3 elements of AItems ( id's 13,14,15) to fetched A ( result2)      
>    em2.commit ()
>    em1.commit()
>    
>   em3.begin()
>      query database to check the size of AItems that are related to A ( id 1)
>   em3.commit()
>    
>   The result on em3's query for AItems related to A, returns 13 as expected.
>   13 ( Initial 10 - em1's 3 + em1's 3 + em2's 3).
>    
> When the same test case is repeated with removing and adding 10 elements instead of 3
as before then I get wrong results.
>    
>     Add initial 10 AItems (id's 0-9) for A.
>     commit()
>    
>     em1 will remove 10 AItems from the collection of A.
>     em1 will add 10 AItems (id's 10-19) to collection of A.
>    
>     em2 will add 10 AItems (id's 20-29) to collection of A.
>    
>     Commit em2.
>     Commit em1.
>    
>     Then instead of 20 elements ( Initial 10 - em1's 10 + em1's 10 + em2's 10), I see
only 10 elements.
>    
>     The 10 elements that I see are from em1's added AItems ( id's 10-19).
> I think the cause of the issue is that, when more number of elements (compared to initial
element count of collection) in a collection are modified then collection tracking is disabled
and openJPA tries to do the following:
>  -- Delete every thing from the collection
>  -- Insert data back to collection.
> While Inserting the data back it does not consider adding the dirty records ( em2's 10
added elements ) because the collection tracking is disabled.

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