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Hibernate criteria aliases

If you create an alias, then create a criteria and join to another table, etc., it is only going to resolve {alias} to the root table that the alias was created for.


hibernateCriteria.createCriteria("orderItems", "i", Criteria.LEFT_JOIN ).add(
Restrictions.or(Restrictions.sqlRestriction("orderNo=?", orderNo, Hibernate.Long),
Restrictions.sqlRestriction("{alias}.item_id in (SELECT item_id FROM items WHERE item_id = ?)", itemId, Hibernate.LONG)
)
);


Lessons Learnt Blog:


Criteria c = session.createCriteria(BaseTable.class, "base");
Criteria secondCriteria = c.createCriteria("secondTable","second", CriteriaSpecification.LEFT_JOIN);
secondCriteria.add(Restrictions.sqlRestriction("{alias}.id = someCoolCondition");


From the Hibernate docs:

List cats = sess.createCriteria(Cat.class)
.createAlias("kittens", "kt")
.createAlias("mate", "mt")
.add( Rest…