Hibernate Configuration Properties

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The table below lists the Hibernate Configuration Properties and their purpose. For easier understanding, and example is also provided for each property.

Property name Purpose
hibernate.dialect The classname of a Hibernate org.hibernate.dialect.Dialectwhich allows Hibernate to generate SQL optimized for a particular relational database.

e.g. full.classname.of.Dialect

In most cases Hibernate will actually be able to choose the correct org.hibernate.dialect.Dialect implementation based on the JDBC metadata returned by the JDBC driver.

hibernate.show_sql Write all SQL statements to console. This is an alternative to setting the log category org.hibernate.SQL to debug.

e.g. true | false

hibernate.format_sql Pretty print the SQL in the log and console. 

e.g. true | false

hibernate.default_schema Qualify unqualified table names with the given schema/tablespace in generated SQL. 


hibernate.default_catalog Qualifies unqualified table names with the given catalog in generated SQL. 


hibernate.session_factory_name The org.hibernate.SessionFactory will be automatically bound to this name in JNDI after it has been created.

e.g. jndi/composite/name

hibernate.max_fetch_depth Sets a maximum "depth" for the outer join fetch tree for single-ended associations (one-to-one, many-to-one). A 0disables default outer join fetching.

e.g. recommended values between 0 and 3

hibernate.default_batch_fetch_size Sets a default size for Hibernate batch fetching of associations. 

e.g. recommended values 4, 8, 16

hibernate.default_entity_mode Sets a default mode for entity representation for all sessions opened from this SessionFactory

dynamic-map, dom4j, pojo

hibernate.order_updates Forces Hibernate to order SQL updates by the primary key value of the items being updated. This will result in fewer transaction deadlocks in highly concurrent systems. 

e.g. true| false

hibernate.generate_statistics If enabled, Hibernate will collect statistics useful for performance tuning. 

e.g. true | false

hibernate.use_identifier_rollback If enabled, generated identifier properties will be reset to default values when objects are deleted. 

e.g. true | false

hibernate.use_sql_comments If turned on, Hibernate will generate comments inside the SQL, for easier debugging, defaults to false.

e.g. true | false

hibernate.id.new_generator_mappings Setting is relevant when using @GeneratedValue. It indicates whether or not the new IdentifierGenerator implementations are used for javax.persistence.GenerationType.AUTO, javax.persistence.GenerationType.TABLE  and javax.persistence.GenerationType.SEQUENCE. Default to false to keep backward compatibility.

e.g. true | false

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