No Persistence provider for EntityManager named Hibernate error

No Persistence provider for EntityManager named

If you are working on hibernate, then there are two ways to provide the configuration to it. Either you would be using hibernate.cfg.xml or persistence.xml

In both cases, hibernate would be using the information like the connection string information and classes associated with tables.

If you are using persistence.xml and you are getting No Persistence provider for EntityManager named error, then there the following would be an issue and here is how you solve those.
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JSF App slow with JPA connection

If you are working on Java Persistence API JPA on tomcat or any other web server this would be happening if you have multiple threads going off for connections.

The rule of thumb shall be to have one EntityManagerFactory and get EntityManagers out of it. Hence we would have one factory but multiple products that would take care of closing and managing them selves.

What are the signs:

1. Do you instantiate Persistence.createEntityManagerFactory(“name”) from multiple places?
2. What do you see on Process when you run

ps -aux | grep tomcat

Do you see multiple instances

If either or both of the above have yes, then here is the solution.

The first thing have single instance of ManagerFactory

package com.enderase.persistence;

import javax.persistence.EntityManagerFactory;
import javax.persistence.Persistence;

* Singlton implementation for EntityManagerFactory
* @author Kaleb Woldearegay<>
public class HibernateUtil {
private static final EntityManagerFactory entityManagerFactory;

static {
try {
entityManagerFactory = Persistence.createEntityManagerFactory("jpa");
} catch (Throwable exception) {
//log your error here
throw new ExceptionInInitializerError(exception);

public static EntityManagerFactory getEntityManager() {
return entityManagerFactory;

Then make sure you are taking care of the instances of the EntityManagers that are created from the factory using

EntityManagerFactory entityManagerFactory = HibernateUtil.getEntityManager();
EntityManager em = entityManagerFactory.createEntityManager();

Make sure to close them appropriately after using them

This should pretty much take care of the problem


An association from the table refers to an unmapped class Hibernate Exception

Got An association from the table

refers to an unmapped class exception while running hibernate on your app?
Here is a solution
Mostly it would be related to the hbm file of the table that it is complaining. On that hbm file, make sure if you have the class attribute on the option properly addressed like if you haven’t added the package on the top, make sure you provide the FQN of the class.

Also make sure if the hbm file is listed on the hibernate.cfg.xml/ where ever the list of the hbm files are listed.

Mostly this would solve the problem.

Adding Unicode character to mysql from Java-hibernate

How to enable/add unicode character in hibernate with mysql

Unicode is ruling, it would come handy when working with non ASCII characters like when dealing with Chinese or Ethiopian alphabet amharic characters.

With internalization being the main concern in softwares, bit it website or mobile application, there is a chance you will need unicode in your application.

Hibernate is an ORM, object relational mapper, that is being used with Java and .net. It will allow to abstract all the database related stuffs with simple interface. In this unicode hibernate tutorial, I will show how you can insert, select update and delete records with unicode.

Why do I get No provider for Entity manager Error and how should I fix it

I will show the fix from the hibernate side for MySQL. But keep in mind that unicode characters have to be enabled on the database side as well with proper encoding.

See how you can avoid could not open hibernate session error

The solution for having unicode characters to be recognized as they are passing though the hibernate world would be done on the config file.

Enabling unicode character in hibernate

Here are the steps to follow:

1. go to your hibernate.cfg.xml file

2. make your the connection url something like: jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/database?useUnicode=true&characterEncoding=UTF-8 – make sure the the ampersand is the html-encoded ampersand.

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Could not open Hibernate Session for transaction

This problem happens when the connection to the database is disconnected or was not created at all by the application, but pool assumes connection is established.
Remedy for this could be checking credential to the database [username, password, host, port] and also checking the connection object before proceeding to database tasks like reading or updating.

Invocation of init method failed – hibernate exception of caching

While working with hibernate you might come up with this error, as I do :(
Fortunately, here is how to make your java happy:

On your hibernate.xml [ or maybe you might named it other ], there is a part describing property:

<property name="hibernateProperties">
 <prop key="hibernate.dialect">org.hibernate.dialect.MySQLDialect</prop>
 <prop key="hibernate.show_sql">true</prop>
 <prop key="hibernate.c3p0.minPoolSize">5</prop>
 <prop key="hibernate.c3p0.maxPoolSize">200</prop>
 <prop key="hibernate.c3p0.timeout">1800</prop>
 <prop key="hibernate.c3p0.max_statement">50</prop>
 <prop key="hibernate.generate_statistics">true</prop>
 <prop key="hibernate.cache.use_second_level_cache">true</prop>
 <prop key="hibernate.cache.use_query_cache">true</prop>
 <prop key="hibernate.cache.provider_class" >org.hibernate.cache.EhCacheProvider</prop>

The last two props are the ones we want to blame!!
One way to get rid of this problem would be by just making the values of those to false – hmm… would work but we would miss the capability of caching … Here is the next

Download the ehcache from this location and put it in your classpath.
Update the hibernate.xml file’s property section by adding the following:

<prop key="hibernate.cache.provider_class" >org.hibernate.cache.EhCacheProvider</prop>

Now you+java+hibernate+me HAPPY..
hope would help someone..