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From "C N Davies" <>
Subject RE: equals, hashcode, toString, etc, and field access
Date Fri, 28 May 2010 14:18:18 GMT
Darryl is right, I fought with this one for some time then it dawned upon me
that I was dealing with a detached entity that had a lazy loaded field. The
result of toString is like picking the lottery numbers.. pot luck! Now do
the same thing with runtime enhancement during development and deploy it
with build time enhancement.

Yet another reason to drag the JPA spec into the 20th century and do away
with this whole attached / detached state business.


-----Original Message-----
From: Daryl Stultz [] 
Sent: Friday, 28 May 2010 10:23 PM
Subject: Re: equals, hashcode, toString, etc, and field access

On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 8:49 PM, Trenton D. Adams

> I mean I know if I'm doing lazy loading, toString won't get all the data,
> cause it hasn't been enhanced.

Assuming the object is detached, yes. I believe the JPA spec does not
specify the behavior for attempted access of an unloaded property on a
detached entity. I believe OpenJPA returns null. This makes it very
difficult to tell if an association is null or not loaded. I have configured
OpenJPA to disallow access to unloaded properties of detached entities to
avoid the confusion. This means a toString method like yours in my project
could crash.

Daryl Stultz
6 Degrees Software and Consulting, Inc.

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