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EclipseLink/UserGuide/JPA/Advanced JPA Development/Schema Generation/Appending strings to CREATE TABLE statements
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Appending Strings to CREATE TABLE Statements
You can append a string to the end of a CREATE TABLE statement when generating a DDL. This can be useful, for example, to create tables that are transactional, by appending engine=InnoDB to the end of the creation statement to specify that the MySQL InnoDB storage engine will be used.
Appending the string only affects the DDL generation. It does not affect any other runtime behavior.
You can specify strings using persistence unit properties or session properties to apply to every table in that context. Specify strings in eclipselink-orm.xml to apply to individual tables.
Persistence Unit Properties
For a persistence unit, use the property eclipselink.ddl-generation.table-creation-suffix to append a string to all tables defined in the persistence unit.
For individual tables, use the creation-suffix attribute for table creation elements in eclipelink-orm.xml. This following elements can take this attribute:
This feature is not currently supported through annotations.
Assuming it has an ID annotated, an eclipselink-orm.xml file containing...
<entity class="Comment"> <table name="DDL_COMMENT" creation-suffix="COMMENT='User Comment Table'"/> </entity>
...results in the following creation statement:
CREATE TABLE DDL_COMMENT (ID INTEGER) COMMENT='User Comment Table'
If it is coupled with the following persistence property...
<property name="eclipselink.ddl.default-table-suffix" value="engine=InnoDB"/>
it results in the following creation statement:
CREATE TABLE DDL_COMMENT (ID INTEGER) COMMENT='User Comment Table' engine=InnoDB