Design Specification: JPQL join with ON clause
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|22 December 2011||Gordon Yorke||Initial Document created|
JPA 2.1 will add support for an ON clause within the JOIN clause of a Java Persistence Query. Support will be required for both JPQL and Criteria queries.
Generally the only condition for a JOIN is that of the Foreign Key but the ON clause is intended to allow users to specify additional conditions for the JOIN.
eg: JPQL: SELECT s.name FROM Suppliers s LEFT JOIN s.products p ON p.status = 'inStock'
SQL: SELECT s.name FROM Suppliers s LEFT JOIN Products p ON s.id = p.supplierId AND p.status = 'inStock'
Support the ON clause syntax of JPQL and the Criteria APIs
Design / Functionality
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During the research for this project the following items were identified as out of scope but are captured here as potential future enhancements. If agreed upon during the review process these should be logged in the bug system.