EclipseLink/UserGuide/JPA/Basic JPA Development/Mapping/Basic Mappings/Default Conversions and Converters
Default Conversions and Converters
EclipseLink defines the following converter annotations (in addition to JPA-defined ones):
EclipseLink persistence provider searches the converter annotations in the following order:
You can define converters at the class, field and property level. You can specify EclipseLink converters on the following classes:
For more information, see Section 8.1 "Entity" in the JPA Specification.
You can use EclipseLink converters with the following mappings:
If you specify a converter with any other type of mapping annotation, EclipseLink will throw an exception.