Usage Scenarios

The following usage scenarios are explained:

Initialize Spring Context:

  ApplicationContext context = 
     new ClassPathXmlApplicationContext(new String[]{ 

  PersistenceManager persistenceService =
     (PersistenceManager) context.getBean("persistenceService");

NOTE: This is prerequisite for using Gendas.

Create a new element type of a domain class:

  String keyId="id"; // name of pk property
  String versionId="version"; // name of version property

  persistenceService.createElementType(Customer.class, keyId, versionId);

NOTE: This must be done once to create the element type definition.

This example also demonstrates how to define the mapping of the version and id properties between the gendas element and the domain object. The id property is used to identify equal objects to distinguish insert or update for persisting operations while the version property is used for optimistic locking to prevent update conflicts.

In the case shown above the Customer class must provide the following setters and getters:

  class Customer {
    public Long getId(){ return id; }
    public void setId(Long id){; }
    public Long getVersion(){ return version; }
    public void setVersion(Long version){ this.version=version; }

Save a new domain object:

 Customer customer = new Customer(); 
 .. // set other properties;

Find domain objects by property:

 List<Customer> customers =
           Customer.class, "customerNumber", "C123" );

NOTE: Due to the parameters keyId and versionId of the previously created element type the id and version properties of the returned objects will all have the same values like the ones of the element tree.

Find a domain object by id, modify one of its properties and save it:

 Customer customer =
     (Customer)persistenceService.load( 123L );


NOTE: this creates a new revision of the already persisted customer object.

Show all revisions with their timestamps:

List<Modification> mlist = persistenceService.getModifications(
for( Modification m: mlist){
        System.out.println( m.getRevision() + " " + m.getTimestamp());
System.out.println("Last Revision: "

Get domain object of previous modification:

  Long id=123L;
  Long rev = (Customer) persistenceService.getLastRevision(id)-1;
 (Customer) persistenceService.load(id, rev);

Search domain objects:

Find all customers whose numbers begin with "C" and who are located in Switzerland:

  Map<String, String> props = new HashMap<String, String>(); 
  props.put("customerNumber", "C%");

  Map<String, Map<String, String>> childMap = new HashMap<String, Map<String, String>>(); 
  Map<String, String> addrProps = new HashMap<String, String>(); 

  addrProps.put("country", "Switzerland" );
  childMap.put("addresses", addrProps );

  customers = persistenceService.findDomainObjectsByArgs(Customer.class, 
                                                  props, childMap); 

NOTE: Searching is currently limited to string type properties.