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Entity manager tutorial: Updating and removing entries by using a query

You can update and remove entities by using a query.


Update and remove entities by using a query.
public class Order
    @Id String orderNumber;
    @Index java.util.Date date;
    @OneToOne(cascade=CascadeType.PERSIST) Customer customer;
    @OneToMany(cascade=CascadeType.ALL, mappedBy="order") 
            @OrderBy("lineNumber") List<OrderLine> lines;  

The order entity class is the same as it is in the previous example. The class still provides the @Index annotation, because the query string uses the date to find the entity. The query engine uses indices when they can be used.

public static void cancelOrdersUsingQuery(Session s) {
        // Cancel all orders that were submitted 1 minute ago
        java.util.Date cancelTime = 
                    new java.util.Date(System.currentTimeMillis() - 60000);
        EntityManager em = s.getEntityManager();
        // Create a query that will find the order based on date.  Since
        // we have an index defined on the order date, the query 
                // will automatically use it.
        Query query = em.createQuery("SELECT order FROM Order order 
                    WHERE >= ?1");
        query.setParameter(1, cancelTime);
        Iterator<Order> orderIterator = query.getResultIterator();         
             while(orderIterator.hasNext()) {             
                    Order order =;             
                    // Verify that the order wasn't updated by someone else.             
                    // Since the query used an index, there was no lock on the row.             
                    if(order != null && >= cancelTime.getTime()) {                 
                            for(OrderLine line : order.lines) {                     
                                // Add the item back to the inventory.                     
                                line.item.quantityOnHand += line.quantity;                     
                                line.quantity = 0;                 

Like the previous example, the cancelOrdersUsingQuery method intends to cancel all orders that were submitted in the past minute.

To cancel the order, you find the order using a query, add the items in the order back into the inventory, and remove the order and associated line items from the system.

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