Monthly Archives: October 2010

Using custom data type in Hibernate

Why need custom data type?

I have a java.util.Calendar object which I want to persist in the db, along with the TimeZone. Suppose I am working with a db which does not have support for storing TimeZone. How do I proceed? One of the easiest solutions would be to store the entire timestamp as a VARCHAR. Granted, but how do I instruct Hibernate to use a java.util.Calendar object instead of a String? Its done by annotating with @Type(type=””), where type should be the fully qualified name of a class implementing the org.hibernate.usertype.UserType interface.

Custom UserType

Hibenate Entity


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Id generation in Hibernate with Sequence

I have the following SQL Script:

The Hibernate entity for this would be: