Re: EJB3 Help needed: @PrimaryKeyJoinColumn not working

 Dave <>
Fri, 09 Nov 2007 10:58:35 -0800
Well, that kinda works. It gets rid of the error but when I try to
the objects, the FieldAccess entity is created before the Field
which causes an integrity constraint rule to fire because the Field
entity is the parent it has to be created first. The FieldAccess
cannot exist without the Field.

I swapping the annotations around but now I get the following error
I try to run my test:

org.hibernate.AnnotationException: Unknown mappedBy in:
ca.ums.core.entities.Field.fieldAccess, referenced property unknown:

Any ideas?

On Nov 8, 1:23 pm, Frank Langelage <> wrote:

Dave wrote:

I have to tables (FIELD and FIELDACCESS) in our DB that share the same
primary key. There is a one-to-one relationship from FIELD to
FIELDACCESS. I've read two accounts of how to setup the annotations
to get this relationship to work but I haven't been able to get either
of them to work. In both cases I have the same problem but I will
only present one case here.

The following is how "EJB3 In Action" says to do it:

@Table(name = "FIELDNAME")
public class Field implements Serializable {
    private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;

    @Column(name = "fieldid")
    protected long oid;

    protected FieldAccess fieldAccess;


@Table(name = "FIELDACCESS")
public class FieldAccess implements Serializable {
    private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;

    @Column (name = "fieldid")
    private long oid;

    public long getOid() {
        return this.oid;

The problem I'm having is with the "@OneToOne" annotation in Field. I
get the error "Join column 'fieldAccess_fieldid' cannot be resolved".
However, it appears to me that "fieldid" does exist in FieldAccess.

Try this:
@PrimaryKeyJoinColumns( {
   @PrimaryKeyJoinColumn( name = "fieldid",
    referencedColumnName = "fieldid" )

} )

The default naming of the FK in a 1:1 relation is <target entity
name>_<PK column name of target> -> fieldAccess_fieldid.
If you want something else you'll have to define it like above.

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