org.hibernate.metamodel.source.binder
Interface AttributeSource

All Known Subinterfaces:
AssociationAttributeSource, ComponentAttributeSource, PluralAttributeSource, SingularAttributeSource, ToOneAttributeSource
All Known Implementing Classes:
AbstractPluralAttributeSourceImpl, BagAttributeSourceImpl, ComponentAttributeSourceImpl, ComponentAttributeSourceImpl, SetAttributeSourceImpl, SingularAttributeSourceImpl, ToOneAttributeSourceImpl

public interface AttributeSource

Contract for sources of persistent attribute descriptions.


Method Summary
 String getName()
          Obtain the attribute name.
 String getPropertyAccessorName()
          Obtain the name of the property accessor style used to access this attribute.
 ExplicitHibernateTypeSource getTypeInformation()
          Obtain information about the Hibernate type (Type) for this attribute.
 boolean isIncludedInOptimisticLocking()
          If the containing entity is using OptimisticLockStyle.ALL or OptimisticLockStyle.DIRTY style optimistic locking, should this attribute be used?
 boolean isSingular()
          Is this a singular attribute? Specifically, can it be cast to SingularAttributeSource?
 Iterable<MetaAttributeSource> metaAttributes()
          Obtain the meta-attribute sources associated with this attribute.
 

Method Detail

getName

String getName()
Obtain the attribute name.

Returns:
The attribute name. null ais NOT allowed!

isSingular

boolean isSingular()
Is this a singular attribute? Specifically, can it be cast to SingularAttributeSource?

Returns:
true indicates this is castable to SingularAttributeSource; false otherwise.

getTypeInformation

ExplicitHibernateTypeSource getTypeInformation()
Obtain information about the Hibernate type (Type) for this attribute.

Returns:
The Hibernate type information

getPropertyAccessorName

String getPropertyAccessorName()
Obtain the name of the property accessor style used to access this attribute.

Returns:
The property accessor style for this attribute.
See Also:
PropertyAccessor

isIncludedInOptimisticLocking

boolean isIncludedInOptimisticLocking()
If the containing entity is using OptimisticLockStyle.ALL or OptimisticLockStyle.DIRTY style optimistic locking, should this attribute be used?

Returns:
true indicates it should be included; false, it should not.

metaAttributes

Iterable<MetaAttributeSource> metaAttributes()
Obtain the meta-attribute sources associated with this attribute.

Returns:
The meta-attribute sources.


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