CDI Integration

Instances of the repository interfaces are usually created by a container, and Spring is the most natural choice when working with Spring Data. As of version 1.3.0, Spring Data MongoDB ships with a custom CDI extension that lets you use the repository abstraction in CDI environments. The extension is part of the JAR. To activate it, drop the Spring Data MongoDB JAR into your classpath. You can now set up the infrastructure by implementing a CDI Producer for the MongoTemplate, as the following example shows:

class MongoTemplateProducer {

    public MongoOperations createMongoTemplate() {

        MongoDatabaseFactory factory = new SimpleMongoClientDatabaseFactory(MongoClients.create(), "database");
        return new MongoTemplate(factory);

The Spring Data MongoDB CDI extension picks up the MongoTemplate available as a CDI bean and creates a proxy for a Spring Data repository whenever a bean of a repository type is requested by the container. Thus, obtaining an instance of a Spring Data repository is a matter of declaring an @Inject-ed property, as the following example shows:

class RepositoryClient {

  PersonRepository repository;

  public void businessMethod() {
    List<Person> people = repository.findAll();