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July 26, 2011

So I first build the project using maven. Create the facede, and dao class and entity. Then created hibernate config xml file which has SessionFactory belonging to spring using DataSource BasicConnectionPooling. The properties file has to be loaded using context:placeHolder properties.

Define the context annotation scanner in the spring file. Define the hibernate template using the session factory using ref tag and not value tag. The JUnit test class has @Test annotated for test cases and the @RunWith (SpringRunner4JUnit.class) and @ContextConfiguration(“/abc.xml”)

That helps in running the test cases/ the autoDDL in hibernate if set to create recreates the schema everytime – instead to validate if you wish to keep data as it is in db.Otherwise data keeps getting removed.
validate: validate the schema, makes no changes to the database.
update: update the schema.
create: creates the schema, destroying previous data.
create-drop: drop the schema at the end of the session.

Logging can be increased by setting:

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