1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 27, 2006 7:25 AM by epbernard

    Benefit of NamedQuery

      In the past I would corral all of my queries as string constants in a query manager class -- an old Indian trick my grandfather taught me. Having a single location for database queries had a material impact in terms of improving maintainability.

      I believe the objective of @NamedQuery is to precompile (with hints) and to keep EJBQL/SQL out of your methods. I am definitely not sure about that. I am also confused why they are entity bean meta data if they end up in a global namespace. Seems like a specialized Query class would be better.

      Can anybody give me a definitive statement on the purpose of NamedQuery annotations versus inline queries or a set of logically organized enums?