Annotation Type AdditionalCriteria

  • @Target(TYPE)
    public @interface AdditionalCriteria

    An additional criteria can be specified at the Entity or MappedSuperclass level. When specified at the mapped superclass level, it applies to all inheriting entities unless those entities define their own additional criteria, at which point the additional criteria from the mapped superclass is ignored.

    The additional criteria supports any valid JPQL string and must use 'this' as an alias to form your additional criteria. E.G.,

     @AdditionalCriteria("this.nut.size = :NUT_SIZE and this.nut.color = :NUT_COLOR")
     public class Bolt {...}

    Additional criteria parameters are also accepted and are set through properties on the entity manager factory, or on an entity manager. When set on the entity manager, the properties must be set before any query execution and should not be changed for the life span of that entity manager.

    Properties set on the entity manager will override those similarly named properties set on the entity manager factory.

    Additional criteria is not supported with any native queries.

    Guy Pelletier
    EclipseLink 2.2
    • Required Element Summary

      Required Elements 
      Modifier and Type Required Element Description
      java.lang.String value
      (Required) The JPQL fragment to use as the additional criteria.
    • Element Detail

      • value

        java.lang.String value
        (Required) The JPQL fragment to use as the additional criteria.