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How to use Hibernate JPA in a simple Application


This article demonstrates how to use Hibernate Entity Manager 4.3.7 in a simple application.

Software Environment

  • Windows 7 Professional SP1
  • Eclipse – Kepler Release
  • Java 1.7 (1.7.0_67 – Windows x86)
  • MySQL 5.6.16 – Community Server (GPL)
  • MySQL Java Connector 5.1.34
  • Hibernate 4.3.7 (Entity Manager)

Create a Maven Project

First, create a maven project. You may follow the steps to do so in this article How to create Maven project in Eclipse.

Create a MySQL Database

Run the following DDL to create against an existing MySQL database. In this article, the database schema is named “turretadb.”

Maven pom.xml Dependencies

Add the following dependencies in your pom.xml

The persistence.xml

Sample JPA Application

Download the Project


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