[hibernate-dev] hibernate-delta

Gregor Zeitlinger gregor.zeitlinger at txtr.com
Mon Jun 24 08:20:15 EDT 2013

The main difference is that hibernate-delta does NOT run against a live 
I do load the previous version of a mapping from a custom XML file.

This enables some scenarios that are not possible with the hibernate 
build in schemaupdate, such as

 1. add a non-null column
 2. change the datatype of a column
 3. rename a column

So the workflow is as follows:

 1. Create an entity Customer
 2. Run UpdateSqlGenerator (which updates the schema.xml file)
 3. Copy the output to a liquibase or Flyway
 4. commit and push schema.xml

Note that you do not need any database connection for the entire workflow.

I do like to test it on a scratch dump from the live database when I add 
a non-null column and fill it with a qeury for example.
In addition, we have an automated test that executes changesets and 
compares the final schema with expected one from the annotations - using 
hibernate-delta - which in return uses liquibase to read the schema of 
the updated database.


Am 24.06.2013 11:24, schrieb Max Rydahl Andersen:
> Looks interesting - what is the big difference between this and
> what the built in schemaupdate does ?
> If you don't look at previous versions of the mapping I would not 
> expect you to do much better (but if you do that would be the natural
> place to contribute it to)
> Do you got an example on how to use this ?
> /max
> On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 11:59:51AM +0200, Gregor Zeitlinger wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've created https://github.com/txtr/hibernate-delta because I couldn't
>> find a solution that would generate SQL update statements based on the
>> fields that I added to my @Entity.
>> The trick is that it stores the schema in an XML file that is commited
>> to git. That way, you only get the differences you introduced.
>> It can also find the differences between your XML schema and the actual
>> database (using liquibase).
>> Now the questions
>> 1. Is this something that already exists?
>> 2. Is somebody interested in growing this from the current setup
>>    (tested with Oracle only)?
>> 3. Would this maybe even a candidate to include in hibernate tools?
>> -- 
>> Gregor Zeitlinger
>> gregor.zeitlinger at txtr.com
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Gregor Zeitlinger
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