Create Tables From Entity Definitions From JPA Spring

How to create database tables from JPA using Hibernate

We know ORM. It will be a nightmare or a bliss based on the angle you are looking at it. This time a bliss :)

If you have started development from the java side and you have all the entities figured out, then hibernate can create the database for you from the entities.

For this example I will be assuming you are using Spring and Hibernate, with that, how do you create the database from the entities

Initial Setup assumptions

So, I will be assuming you have the spring being setup already, the configuration file for your application would look like:


jdbc.driverClassName = com.mysql.jdbc.Driver
jdbc.url = jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/database
jdbc.username = root
jdbc.password = 123
hibernate.dialect = org.hibernate.dialect.MySQLDialect
hibernate.show_sql = true
hibernate.format_sql = true
hibernate.hbm2ddl.auto = create|create-drop|update|none

Here the values to hibernate.hbm2ddl.auto could be create – if you want to crate during the sessionFactory initiation, create-drop, update when you want to update the exiting database when there is a change on the schema or none if you don’t want to do anything with it.

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