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Re: [HACKERS] JPA + enum == Exception

From: Kris Jurka <books(at)ejurka(dot)com>
To: Tom Dunstan <tom(at)tomd(dot)cc>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, "Hudson, Derrick" <dhudson(at)redcom(dot)com>, "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>, "pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] JPA + enum == Exception
Date: 2013-02-08 16:26:27
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On Fri, 8 Feb 2013, Tom Dunstan wrote:

> On 8 February 2013 15:25, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> > AFAIK this is just business as usual with JDBC: setString() implies that
> > the parameter is of a string type.  It'll fall over if the type actually
> > required is anything but a string.  (I'm no Java expert, but I seem to
> > recall that using setObject instead is the standard workaround.)
> >
> Yes, you can use setObject(1, "enumval", Types.OTHER). I was hoping
> that setString might work, as mapping java enum values to strings in
> the database is a very common ORM technique that is built into
> basically all major ORMs including all that support the JPA standard,
> and it leads to people using varchars instead of typesafe enums in
> their dbs.

The other workaround is to use the url parameter stringtype=unspecified to 
have setString always bind to unknown instead of varchar, which then 
shouldn't require any code changes.

Kris Jurka

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