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Hibernate Tutorial

Hibernate Tutorial explains step by step details of setting / configuring Hibernate with Eclipse

Hibernate is popular open source ORM (Object Relation Mapping) tool for Java platform, for mapping an entity to a traditional relational database like Oracle, MySQL etc

By using Hibernate, we can done database operations like Create, Read, Update & Delete etc, with very little code.

We can also use Hibernate Query Language (HQL) for the jdbc operation, you can see an example of Hibernate Query Tutorial

If you want to configure Hibernate using annotations, then you can follow this example  Hibernate Annotations Tutorial

Note

You can also check following related Hibernate Tutorial Series

   1)    Hibernate One To One Relation Mapping Example
   2)    Hibernate One To Many Relation Mapping Example
   3)    Hibernate Many To One Relation Mapping Example
   4)    Hibernate Many To Many Relation Mapping Example
Required Libraries

You need to download

  1. JDK 6
  2. Eclipse 3.7
  3. Hibernate 3.6.8

Following jar must be in classpath

  1. antlr-2.7.6.jar
  2. commons-collections-3.1.jar
  3. javassist-3.12.0.GA.jar
  4. jta-1.1.jar
  5. hibernate-jpa-2.0-api-1.0.1.Final.jar
  6. hibernate3.jar
  7. mysql-connector-java-5.1.18-bin.jar
  8. dom4j-1.6.1.jar
  9. slf4j-api-1.6.1.jar

I am creating a sample project that persists Student object (simple POJO (Plain Old Java Object)) into database using hibernate.

Firstly create a Java Project (File->New->Project), select Java Project and click next, provide name as "HibernateExample" according to following screenshot

Create Hibernate Project Hibernate Tutorial

hibernate.cfg.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE hibernate-configuration PUBLIC
        "-//Hibernate/Hibernate Configuration DTD 3.0//EN"
        "http://hibernate.sourceforge.net/hibernate-configuration-3.0.dtd">
<hibernate-configuration>
    <session-factory>
        <property name="hibernate.connection.driver_class">com.mysql.jdbc.Driver</property>
        <property name="hibernate.connection.url">jdbc:mysql://localhost/test</property>
        <property name="hibernate.connection.username">root</property>
        <property name="connection.password">root</property>
        <property name="connection.pool_size">1</property>
        <property name="hibernate.dialect">org.hibernate.dialect.MySQLDialect</property>
        <property name="show_sql">true</property>
        <property name="hbm2ddl.auto">create</property>
        <mapping resource="com/javatips/student/Student.hbm.xml"/>
    </session-factory>
</hibernate-configuration>



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