Dali New And Noteworthy 0.5
- Supported Annotations (configurable through UI)
- Entity Defaults assistance
- Ability to see what the default selection is for a given value
- Entity Validation
- Entity compliance problems(example - No Id defined)
- Defaults based problems(example - default column name is not on the table defined by the entity)
M1 Iteration 1
- Basic support for ManyToMany mapping - does not support multiple JoinColumns
- Support for SequenceGenerator and TableGenerator
- Support for Version annotation
- Support for AttributeOverrides in Entities and Embeddeds
- Utilization of Generics information in mapping info
- Ability to specify any DB Schema to map to from your chosen connection
- Unified on the PFD version of the spec (with exception of a name change for GeneratorType to GenerationType; this will be fixed in an early M1I2 build)
- Among other things, this accounts for the removal of AccessType from the annotation based definition- AccessType is now determined by where applicable annotations are placed.
- String based OrderBy support
M1 (Iteration 2)
- Basic support for Entity generation from Tables (Reverse Engineering)
- Does not yet support generation of 1-M or M-M associations; this is scheduled for phase 2 in M2
- DDL Generation from Entities (Forward Engineering)
- Bug fixes and various minor enhancements
- Entity generation from Tables – phase 2 (supports 1-M, M-1, M-M, Java code conventions)
- Multiple JoinColumns support for relationship mappings
- Embedded, Context sensitive help - Dali User Guide
- Now building against WTP 1.5M6
- When adding the Java Persistence capability to a Java Project, you can optionally have a persistence.xml created.
- Schema validation and application validation is performed on the persistence.xml
- Right-click on the persistence.xml to synchronize the defined classes available in your project. This functionality will create a "class" element for every Entity defined in the project.
- Single Table inheritance can now be fully configured in the UI
- Joining Table inheritance is partially supported, and will be fully supported in M4.
- Offline DB support is now compatible with Dali. Using RDB functionality, you can save your DB schema offline and continue to work with Dali as if you were connected.
- Joined Table inheritance support now included
- Refactoring is now gracefully handled, allowing the user to refactor without problem in the Dali UI.
- PK Generation support has been enhanced to allow for easier selection of generation options and values.
- Temporal annotation support has been added for applicable mappings
- Entity Generation now generates EmbeddedId's
- Problem support has been added to EmbeddedId's
- "Read Only" support for mapppings (insertable and updateable configuration) is now in the UI
- Integration enhancements made for DB connectivity to provide easier connection options. We are also more aware of the state of the connection.