org.hibernate
Interface CustomEntityDirtinessStrategy.AttributeInformation

Enclosing interface:
CustomEntityDirtinessStrategy

public static interface CustomEntityDirtinessStrategy.AttributeInformation

Provides CustomEntityDirtinessStrategy.AttributeChecker with meta information about the attributes being checked.


Method Summary
 int getAttributeIndex()
          Many of Hibernate internals use arrays to define information about attributes.
 EntityPersister getContainingPersister()
          Get a reference to the persister for the entity containing this attribute.
 Object getCurrentValue()
          Get the current value of this attribute.
 Object getLoadedValue()
          Get the loaded value of this attribute.
 String getName()
          Get the name of this attribute
 Type getType()
          Get the mapping type of this attribute.
 

Method Detail

getContainingPersister

EntityPersister getContainingPersister()
Get a reference to the persister for the entity containing this attribute.

Returns:
The entity persister.

getAttributeIndex

int getAttributeIndex()
Many of Hibernate internals use arrays to define information about attributes. This value provides this index into those arrays for this particular attribute.

It can be useful if needing to leverage those Hibernate internals.

Returns:
The attribute index.

getName

String getName()
Get the name of this attribute

Returns:
The attribute name

getType

Type getType()
Get the mapping type of this attribute.

Returns:
The mapping type.

getCurrentValue

Object getCurrentValue()
Get the current value of this attribute.

Returns:
The attributes current value

getLoadedValue

Object getLoadedValue()
Get the loaded value of this attribute.

NOTE : A call to this method may require hitting the database in cases where the loaded state is not known. In those cases the db hit is incurred only once per entity, not for each attribute.

Returns:
The attributes loaded value


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