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From "Heath Thomann (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (OPENJPA-2387) Schema name is incorrectly included in length of Sequence name.
Date Fri, 24 May 2013 16:38:20 GMT
Heath Thomann created OPENJPA-2387:

             Summary: Schema name is incorrectly included in length of Sequence name.
                 Key: OPENJPA-2387
             Project: OpenJPA
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: sql
    Affects Versions: 2.2.2, 2.3.0,
            Reporter: Heath Thomann
            Assignee: Heath Thomann

Take the following entity definition:

@Entity @Table(name="LONG_NAME_ENTITY")
public class LongSequenceNameEntity implements Serializable

As can be seen, a Sequence is defined with a name which is 29 characters long.  On a Database
such as Oracle which has a 30 character limit on sequence names, among others names, this
sequence is perfectly legal.  However, when a schema name is tacked onto this by OpenJPA,
OpenJPA code incorrectly counts the characters of the schema in the length of the sequence
name.   As such, the following exception will occur:

Caused by: <openjpa- nonfatal user error> org.apache.openjpa.persistence.ArgumentException:
Sequence name "HTHOMANN.A_TWENTY_NINE_CHAR_LENGTH_SEQ" is 38-character long. The database
allows maximum 30-character for a sequence name.
	at org.apache.openjpa.jdbc.sql.DBDictionary.checkNameLength(
	at org.apache.openjpa.jdbc.sql.DBDictionary.commonCreateAlterSequenceSQL(
	at org.apache.openjpa.jdbc.sql.DBDictionary.getAlterSequenceSQL(

The DBDictionary.checkNameLength in this case is counting the characters of the schema name,
and sequence name.  The length of the schema name should not be included in the length of
the sequence.

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