[jboss-user] [JBoss Tools] - JPA validation fails

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Mon Feb 27 14:39:55 EST 2012

Jesper Skov [https://community.jboss.org/people/jskovjyskebankdk] created the discussion

"JPA validation fails"

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I just closed an issue I created against Dali:  https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=372478 https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=372478 (I included the text below)

It appears that the JPA validation error (Column "attributes" cannot be found on table...) we get is due to a problem in JBoss Tools, Hibernate.

I wonder if we need to "do something" to make the validation pass, or it is indeed a bug. We can disable the validation as a workaround, but would like it working, obviously.

The reason I ask, is that it seems such an obvious problem, and I can't find anything currently open (or closed) in Jira to explain it.
We see it in more than one class. Maybe it's just a problem with the coding style here  :^0 

On the other hand, switching the JPA platform to Generic fixes the problem, so maybe not.

I just tried the JBoss Tools nightly build from yesterday (on 3.7sr2) and could still reproduce.

Is it something I should file a Jira issue for?


------ from the closed Eclipse issue -------
Build Identifier: Build id: 20120216-1857

We see a false error from the validation rule: Database/Column/Column cannot be

The class with the validation error is this:

@Table(name = "PasswordResourceAuditLog", uniqueConstraints =
@UniqueConstraint(columnNames = { "timestamp" }))
public class PasswordResourceAuditLogEntry extends UUIDEntity implements
LogEntry, Serializable {
    @Column(length = 50)
    private String username;
    private String dataSourceName;
    private Date timestamp;
    private PasswordAttributes attributes;

The field attributes gets a validation error:

Column "attributes" cannot be resolved on table "PASSWORDRESOURCEAUDITLOG"

The class PasswordAttributes looks like this:

@Inheritance(strategy = InheritanceType.TABLE_PER_CLASS)
abstract public class PasswordAttributes extends UUIDEntity {
    public abstract PasswordAttributes copy();
    public abstract PasswordType getType();
    public void setType(PasswordType type){
        //dummy method due to EL

and in turn:

public class UUIDEntity implements Serializable {
    @Id @GeneratedValue(generator="system-uuid")
    @GenericGenerator(name="system-uuid",strategy = "uuid")    
    @Size(max=32, min=32)
    protected String id;
    private Long version;

    public String getId() {
        return id;

Looking in the database (tables created by Hibernate, no custom configuration
as far as I know), the column is actually called ATTRIBUTES_ID.

We would expect the validator to look for this, not a column named ATTRIBUTES.

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