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From "Niclas Hedhman (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ZEST-103) ORM system
Date Sat, 18 Jul 2015 08:33:04 GMT

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Niclas Hedhman commented on ZEST-103:

Use-case "Flat mapping of foreign names";

public interface MyEntity extends EntityComposite
    Property<String> someValue();

But we have a table with a unwanted names, so the translation would be;


Need to map each of MyEntity->OT_6723 , someValue->HG67_JHG and Identity->PK_NAME

> ORM system
> ----------
>                 Key: ZEST-103
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ZEST-103
>             Project: Zest
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Niclas Hedhman
>             Fix For: 3.0
> Over the years we have several times tried to figure out how to incorporate ORM technology
to Zest, and kept failing. Hibernate was tried in 2007, and iBatis was attempted in 2008,
and although the latter showed some reasonable promise, it didn't manage to reach all the
> We have since done a lot to let extensions into the runtime model, and we have more features
around Associations in Property and NamedAssociations which I don't think existed in those
> I think it is time to re-open this effort, as it is the constant push-back whenever I
introduce Zest to new people. It is an easy "ok, you don't have that, therefor I have no interest
in listening to you." and any other argument is ignored.
> I think it is more important to be able to use existing tables, than to support arbitrary
Zest Entity structures to always have a reasonable SQL structure. I.e. SQL schema rules the
Entities. Then from there we could investigate further what full Mixin support would entail.
> Before starting the implementation, I think we should gather usecase and lay out in documentation
how various common schemas can be handled into Zest entities and values.

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