Interface JdoCallback

public interface JdoCallback

Callback interface for JDO code. To be used with JdoTemplate's execute method, assumably often as anonymous classes within a method implementation. The typical implementation will call PersistenceManager CRUD to perform some operations on persistent objects.

Note that JDO works on bytecode-modified Java objects, to be able to perform dirty detection on each modification of a persistent instance field. In contrast to Hibernate, using returned objects outside of an active PersistenceManager poses a problem: To be able to read and modify fields e.g. in a web GUI, one has to explicitly make the instances "transient". Reassociation with a new PersistenceManager, e.g. for updates when coming back from the GUI, isn't possible, as the JDO instances have lost their identity when turned transient. This means that either value objects have to be used as parameters, or the contents of the outside-modified instance have to be copied to a freshly loaded active instance on reassociation.

Juergen Hoeller
See Also:
JdoTemplate, HibernateCallback

Method Summary
 java.lang.Object doInJdo(javax.jdo.PersistenceManager pm)
          Gets called by JdoTemplate.execute with an active PersistenceManager.

Method Detail


public java.lang.Object doInJdo(javax.jdo.PersistenceManager pm)
                         throws javax.jdo.JDOException,
Gets called by JdoTemplate.execute with an active PersistenceManager. Does not need to care about activating or closing the PersistenceManager, or handling transactions.

Note that JDO callback code will not flush any modifications to the database if not executed within a transaction. Thus, you need to make sure that JdoTransactionManager has initiated a JDO transaction when the callback gets called, at least if you want to write to the database.

Allows for returning a result object created within the callback, i.e. a business object or a collection of business objects. A thrown RuntimeException is treated as application exception, it gets propagated to the caller of the template.

pm - active PersistenceManager
a result object, or null if none
javax.jdo.JDOException - in case of JDO errors
java.lang.RuntimeException - in case of an application exception, propagating the exception to the caller
See Also:
JdoTemplate.execute(com.interface21.orm.jdo.JdoCallback), JdoTransactionManager

Rod Johnson and Spring contributors 2001-2003.