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Hibernate Select Query

Hibernate Select Query
In previous article we learnt to implement Hibernate 4 Insert Query example in Eclipse, In this article I will implement an example on loading the object from the database(Select Query) using Hibernate.

Project Structure


Entity class


package entity;

import javax.persistence.Column;
import javax.persistence.Entity;
import javax.persistence.GeneratedValue;
import javax.persistence.Id;
import javax.persistence.Table;

@Table(name = "STUDENT")
public class StudentEntity {

	@Column(name = "ID")
	private int id;
	@Column(name = "NAME")
	private String name;
	@Column(name = "DEPARTMENT")
	private String department;
	@Column(name = "COLLEGE")
	private String college;

// Create Getters and Setters

Note: I have explained about every annotations used in the above file in the article Generic Hibernate Application Requirements

Hibernate Configuration file

Create a new XML file and give this new configuration file the default name hibernate.cfg.xml and place it src directory of your project.
File: hibernate.cfg.xml

<!DOCTYPE hibernate-configuration PUBLIC
        "-//Hibernate/Hibernate Configuration DTD 3.0//EN"


	<!-- Database connection settings -->
	<property name="hibernate.connection.driver_class">
	<property name="hibernate.connection.username">system</property>
	<property name="hibernate.connection.password">admin</property>
	<property name="hibernate.connection.url">

	<!-- SQL dialect -->
	<property name="hibernate.dialect">org.hibernate.dialect.Oracle10gDialect</property>

	<!-- Echo all executed SQL to sysout -->
	<property name="show_sql">true</property>

	<!-- Drop and re-create the database schema on startup -->
	<property name="">update</property>
	<!-- Map Entity Class -->
    <mapping class="entity.StudentEntity"></mapping>



Hibernate Utility


package util;

import org.hibernate.Session;
import org.hibernate.SessionFactory;
import org.hibernate.boot.registry.StandardServiceRegistryBuilder;
import org.hibernate.cfg.Configuration;
import org.hibernate.service.ServiceRegistry;

import entity.StudentEntity;

public class HibernateUtil {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

     Configuration cf = new Configuration().configure("hibernate.cfg.xml");
     StandardServiceRegistryBuilder srb = new StandardServiceRegistryBuilder();
     ServiceRegistry sr =;
     SessionFactory sf = cf.buildSessionFactory(sr);

     Session session = sf.openSession();
     StudentEntity std = (StudentEntity) session.load(StudentEntity.class, new Integer(1));

     // For loading Transaction object is not necessary
     System.out.println("Loaded object Student name is: " + std.getName());

     System.out.println("Object Loaded successfully.....!!");

In the article Steps to be followed to use Hibernate in Java, I have explained the configuration/code used in above program in detail.

Data in Database

Hibernate DB

Run it – Eclipse Console

Hibernate Select Query


In hibernate we have 2 methods to load the object from the database, they are get and load. To know the difference between get and load method read the article here.

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