org.hibernate.type
Interface IdentifierType<T>

All Superinterfaces:
Serializable, Type
All Known Subinterfaces:
DiscriminatorType<T>
All Known Implementing Classes:
BigIntegerType, BooleanType, ByteType, CharacterType, CharBooleanType, CustomType, DateType, IntegerType, LongType, NumericBooleanType, ShortType, StoredPrefixedStringType, StringType, TrueFalseType, UrlType, YesNoType

public interface IdentifierType<T>
extends Type

Additional contract for a Type may be used for a discriminator. THis contract is used to process the string representation as presented in metadata, especially in XML files.


Method Summary
 T stringToObject(String xml)
          Convert the value from the mapping file to a Java object.
 
Methods inherited from interface org.hibernate.type.Type
assemble, beforeAssemble, compare, deepCopy, defaultSizes, dictatedSizes, disassemble, fromXMLNode, getColumnSpan, getHashCode, getHashCode, getName, getReturnedClass, getSemiResolvedType, hydrate, isAnyType, isAssociationType, isCollectionType, isComponentType, isDirty, isDirty, isEntityType, isEqual, isEqual, isModified, isMutable, isSame, isXMLElement, nullSafeGet, nullSafeGet, nullSafeSet, nullSafeSet, replace, replace, resolve, semiResolve, setToXMLNode, sqlTypes, toColumnNullness, toLoggableString
 

Method Detail

stringToObject

T stringToObject(String xml)
                 throws Exception
Convert the value from the mapping file to a Java object.

Parameters:
xml - the value of discriminator-value or unsaved-value attribute
Returns:
The converted value of the string representation.
Throws:
Exception - Indicates a problem converting from the string


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