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How to use MatchMode in your JPA/Hibernate Restrictions & Criteria queries

Back in July I blogged about how to do AND/OR type SQL queries using Hibernate AND/OR JPA using disjunctions. If you looked at the example code you will have seen that I was appending "%" as the wildcard operator in my Restrictions.

Since then I've used Restrictions a couple more times and wondered if there was a better way of specifying them other than string concatenation.

Well there is and it's with the use of the MatchMode class.

Rather than this code:
import org.hibernate.Criteria; import org.hibernate.Session; import org.hibernate.criterion.Restrictions; Criteria criteria = session.createCriteria(Product.class); criteria.add( Restrictions.disjunction() .add(Restrictions.ilike("code", codeOrName + "%")) .add(Restrictions.ilike("name", "%" + codeOrName + "%")) ); return criteria.list();You can now write:
import org.hibernate.Criteria; import org.hibernate.Session; import org.hibernate.criterion.Restricti…

Accessing & iterating over a Java Map in a JSP page with JSTL

When you are coding JSP pages using JSTL one thing you use a lot is the <c:foreach> tag. This tag a great for iterating over Lists or Sets but what do you do when you want to display the contents of a Map?

Firstly you need to decide how you are going to use the Map. Do you want to access a 'value' stored within the Map based on a known key or iterate over the Map displaying both key and value?

Access a Map based on a 'key'

This one is pretty straight forward you just need to know the JSTL syntax:
${aMapFullOfKeysAndValues[yourKnownKey]} Two key points:
The key is an existing JSTL variable or a quoted string You use square brackets at the end of the Map nameIterate over a Map pulling out the 'key' & 'value'

This is a little more complex, note the name of the variable that is filled on each pass through the Map ('entry'):
${entry.key} - ${entry.value} Four key points:
The name of the Map is placed as the 'items' attribute of th…