[jboss-user] [JBoss Seam] - Generel question of understanding (ManyToMany, Hibernate...)

Eethyo do-not-reply at jboss.com
Tue Sep 4 05:07:52 EDT 2007

i have a general question in understanding something.
I set up a manytomany relation in my project. (unidirectional).

A user has several roles.



My join:

  | 	@JoinTable(name="USERTOROLE", joinColumns=@JoinColumn(name="username"),
  | 			inverseJoinColumns=@JoinColumn(name="rolename"))
  | 	public List<UserRole> getUserRoles()
  | 	{
  | 		return userRoles;
  | 	}
So i get the list of the user roles in the entity object and i can access it. by Removing something from this list hibernate also deletes it from the database, as it should be.

My problem is the following:

Hibernate first of all deletes everything in in my "UserToRole" Table where the current "username" occurs. After this it deletes it also from the list and inserts everything again to this table so that the list and the table are consistent again.

Is there a way to switch this behaviour that it just deletes this one entry without deleting all entries and then inserting the rest again?

  | 10:53:19,095 INFO  [STDOUT] Hibernate: delete from dci6fe.USERTOROLLE where username=?
  | 10:53:19,111 INFO  [STDOUT] Hibernate: insert into USERTOROLE (username, ROLENAME) values (?, ?)
  | 10:53:19,111 INFO  [STDOUT] Hibernate: insert into USERTOROLE (username, ROLENAME) values (?, ?)

as you can see i had three entries... all deleted and 2 inserted again.

Thank you.

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