The following examples are provided to assist developers with their adoption and usage of EclipseLink's JAXB and native OXM functionality.
EclipseLink provides a standards-based JAXB implementation with many extensions. For an introduction to the JAXB 2.0 reference implementation please see the following page:
EclipseLink MOXy Examples
- Getting Started
- No metadata is required to convert your existing object model to XML. Supply metadata (using annotations or XML) only when you need to fine tune the XML representation. Get started using MOXy.
- Using EclipseLink MOXy's JAXB
- Java Architecture for XML Binding (JSR 222) is the standard for XML Binding in Java. JAXB covers 100% of XML Schema concepts. Learn how to use MOXy as your JAXB provider.
- Using Bean Validation in JAXB (NEW in 2.6)
- Bean Validation in JAXB enables developing safe applications.
- Meet in the Middle Mapping Advantages
- Compare meet-in-the-middle mapping to other approaches. Normally in XML Binding solutions there is a one-to-one correspondence between the object model and the levels of nesting in the resulting XML document. Learn how to leverage MOXy's XPath-based mapping to remove these limitations.
- Using EclipseLink MOXy's XML Mapping (eclipselink-oxm.xml)
- Externalizing the JAXB and extended mappings in an eclipselink-oxm.xml mapping file can separate the XML bindings from the domain classes.
- Customized XML Name Conversions.
Working with JSON (NEW in 2.4)
- Twitter Example
- Use MOXy to process JSON returned from a Twitter query.
- Google Maps Geocode Example
- Use MOXy to process JSON returned from a Google Maps query.
- MOXy JSON Provider
- Use MOXyJsonProvider to make JAX-RS integration even easier.
- JSON Metadata
- Write MOXy bindings files in JSON.
Working with JPA
JPA provides an easy and powerful means to use Java objects to interact with a relational database. These Java objects are called entities, and have their own characteristics. Some of these characteristics (bidirectional relationships, compound keys, embedded key classes, and lazy loading) can cause challenges when mapping these objects to XML. Learn how to easily map JPA entities to XML using MOXy.
- JPA Relationships
- Learn how to bind JPA Relationships to XML.
- Compound Primary Keys
- Learn how to bind Compound Primay Keys to XML.
- Embedded ID Classes
- Learn how to bind Embedded ID Classes to XML.
Integration with Spring
- MOXy JAXB in Spring
- Using static and dynamic MOXy JAXB in Spring.
Mapping with XPath
- Map objects to XML using XPath.
- XPath Mapping with Predicates
- Map elements based on the value of an attribute.
- MOXY Metadata Repository
- Store mappings using a MetadataSource external to the running application so that mapping overrides and extended mappings can be more dynamically integrated into deployed applications
- Multiple Bindings Files
- Process multiple bindings files from different locations, and create a merged set of metadata. This allows a JAXBContext to be created to represent any version of the XML document.
- XML Extensions
- Make MOXy JAXB beans extensible so that a set of additional extended mappings can be used at runtime.
- Update the metadata (in this example to include information about new extensions) without stopping the application.
Traditional JAXB maps static classes (POJOs) to XML. Dynamic JAXB uses objects (instances of DynamicEntity) with generic get/set methods instead avoiding the need for the class generation step entirely.
- Static Comparison
- See how Dynamic JAXB compares with static JAXB.
- JAXBContext from XML Schema
- See how to bootstrap a Dynamic JAXBContext from an XML Schema.
- XML to DynamicEntity
- Learn how to unmarshal an XML document to DynamicEntities.
- DynamicEntity to XML
- Learn how to marshal DyanamicEntities to XML.
Working with SDO
- Converting POJOs to/from SDO DataObjects using the POJO/SDO Bridge (via JAXB)
- Using SDO or SCA and want to leverage JPA to access your persistent data? Learn how to expose your objects through SDO using MOXy.
Using Native OXM through JAXB Examples
- Creating a Native OXM aware JAXBContext
- Use the EclipseLink Workbench to map Java classes to an XML Schema, and Marshal and Unmarshal XML documents using JAXB APIs.