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JPA Diagram Editor Project

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RC1 The JPA Diagram Editor project enables the JPA developers to create, view, and edit their business data model as graphical diagram. Currently, this is a WTP incubator project. For detailed information, see the project proposal.

Project Status

First official release (0.5) is a fact! See the next section for installation instructions. 

Bugzilla bookkeeping:

How to Install

JPA Editor P2 Repo.png

Download and extract Eclipse for Java EE Developers Helios.

Start the Eclipse IDE.

Install the project:

  1. Go to Help -> Install New Software.
  2. Paste the following URL in the Works with field and hit Enter:
  3. You need to select only the features from the JPA Diagram Editor category. The install manager will automatically pick-up the necessary Graphiti features.
  4. Follow the next steps of the wizard to install it.

Using the JPA Diagram Editor 

Getting Started Tutorial

Watch demo on YouTube

Where I can get help and information?

WTP Incubator Forum

WTP Incubator Dev mailing list

Report bugs in Bugzilla, component

How do I get sources?

The source code is in the following CVS repository:


See the CVS Howto for help using CVS.

Build Infrastructure

The build is based on Maven+Tycho, executed on Hudson server, hosted at Eclipse Foundation. New build is triggered automatically after a change submitted in CVS.

Hudson build job

P2 repository of the latest build

Known Problems

  • Registering of JPA entities in persistence.xml causes inconsistent editor behavior – Eclipse bug #257530
  • Refactoring entity class (from outside the diagram editor) causes disappearing of the corresponding pictogram from diagram - Eclipse bug #324026

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