In this tutorial you will show how to map composite components using Hibernate/JPA Annotations.  Consider the following relationship between Worker and WorkerInfo Entity.

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According to the relationship each Worker should have a unique WorkerInfo.

So, since the two Entities are strongly related (composition relation), it is better to store them in a single table (named Worker) but you can keep them logically separated in two Entities. Here's the Worker Entity:


package com.sample;

import javax.persistence.Column;
import javax.persistence.Embedded;
import javax.persistence.Entity;
import javax.persistence.GeneratedValue;
import javax.persistence.Id;
import javax.persistence.Table;

@Entity
@Table
public class Worker {

    private long workerId;
    private String name;
    private WorkerInfo info;

    public Worker() {
    }

    public Worker(String name, WorkerInfo info) {
        this.name = name;
        this.info = info;
    }

    @Id
    @GeneratedValue
    @Column(name = "WORKER_ID")
    public long getStudentId() {
        return this.workerId;
    }

    public void setWorkerId(long workerId) {
        this.workerId = workerId;
    }

    @Column(name = "WORKER_NAME", nullable = false, length = 100)
    public String getName() {
        return this.name;
    }

    public void setName(String name) {
        this.name = name;
    }

    @Embedded
    public WorkerInfo getWorkerInfo() {
        return this.info;
    }

    public void setStudentAddress(WorkerInfo info) {
        this.info = info;
    }

}

The @Embedded annotation is used to specify the WorkerInfo entity should be stored in the WORKER table as a component.

@Embeddable annotation is used to specify the WorkerInfo class will be used as a component. The WorkerInfo class cannot have a primary key of its own, it uses the enclosing class primary key.

package com.sample;
import javax.persistence.Column;
import javax.persistence.Embeddable;

@Embeddable
public class WorkerInfo {

    private String address;
    private String city;
    private String country;


    public WorkerInfo() {
    }

    public WorkerInfo(String street, String city, String state ) {
        this.address = street;
        this.city = city;
        this.country = state;

    }
    @Column(name = "INFO_STREET", nullable = false, length=250)
    public String getAddress() {
        return address;
    }

    public void setAddress(String address) {
        this.address = address;
    }
    @Column(name = "INFO_CITY", nullable = false, length=50)
    public String getCity() {
        return city;
    }

    public void setCity(String city) {
        this.city = city;
    }
    @Column(name = "INFO_COUNTRY", nullable = false, length=50)
    public String getCountry() {
        return country;
    }

    public void setCountry(String country) {
        this.country = country;
    }


}

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