Interface ObjectContext

All Superinterfaces:
DataChannel, Serializable
All Known Implementing Classes:
BaseContext, DataContext

public interface ObjectContext
extends DataChannel, Serializable
A Cayenne object facade to a persistent store. Instances of ObjectContext are used in the application code to access Cayenne persistence features.
Since:
1.2
  • Method Details

    • getEntityResolver

      EntityResolver getEntityResolver()
      Returns EntityResolver that stores all mapping information accessible by this ObjectContext.
      Specified by:
      getEntityResolver in interface DataChannel
    • newObjects

      Collection<?> newObjects()
      Returns a collection of objects that are registered with this ObjectContext and have a state PersistenceState.NEW
    • deletedObjects

      Collection<?> deletedObjects()
      Returns a collection of objects that are registered with this ObjectContext and have a state PersistenceState.DELETED
    • modifiedObjects

      Collection<?> modifiedObjects()
      Returns a collection of objects that are registered with this ObjectContext and have a state PersistenceState.MODIFIED
    • uncommittedObjects

      Collection<?> uncommittedObjects()
      Returns a collection of MODIFIED, DELETED or NEW objects.
    • localObject

      <T extends Persistent> T localObject​(T objectFromAnotherContext)
      Returns a local copy of 'objectFromAnotherContext' object. "Local" means that the returned object is registered in this context. If the local object hasn't been previously cached in this context, a hollow object is created and returned to the caller. No DB query is performed to resolve an object.

      Note that passing an object with a non-existing id, may later result in FaultFailureException on attempt to read returned object properties.

      Since:
      3.1
    • newObject

      <T> T newObject​(Class<T> persistentClass)
      Creates a new persistent object of a given class scheduled to be inserted to the database on next commit.
    • registerNewObject

      void registerNewObject​(Object object)
      Registers a transient object with the context. The difference with newObject(Class) is that a user creates an object herself, before attaching it to the context, instead of relying on Cayenne to do that.
      Parameters:
      object - new object that needs to be made persistent.
      Since:
      3.0
    • deleteObject

      void deleteObject​(Object object) throws DeleteDenyException
      Schedules deletion of a persistent object.
      Throws:
      DeleteDenyException - if a DeleteRule.DENY delete rule is applicable for object deletion.
    • deleteObjects

      void deleteObjects​(Collection<?> objects) throws DeleteDenyException
      Schedules deletion of a collection of persistent objects.
      Throws:
      DeleteDenyException - if a DeleteRule.DENY delete rule is applicable for object deletion.
    • deleteObjects

      <T> void deleteObjects​(T... objects) throws DeleteDenyException
      Schedules deletion of one or more persistent objects. Same as deleteObjects(Collection) only with a vararg argument list for easier deletion of individual objects.
      Throws:
      DeleteDenyException - if a DeleteRule.DENY delete rule is applicable for object deletion.
      Since:
      3.1
    • prepareForAccess

      void prepareForAccess​(Persistent object, String property, boolean lazyFaulting)
      A callback method that child Persistent objects are expected to call before accessing property values. This callback allows ObjectContext to "inflate" unresolved objects on demand and also resolve properties that rely on lazy faulting.
      Since:
      3.0
    • propertyChanged

      void propertyChanged​(Persistent object, String property, Object oldValue, Object newValue)
      A callback method that child Persistent objects are expected to call from inside the setter after modifying a value of a persistent property, including "simple" and "arc" properties.
    • commitChanges

      void commitChanges()
      Flushes all changes to objects in this context to the parent DataChannel, cascading flush operation all the way through the stack, ultimately saving data in the database.
    • commitChangesToParent

      void commitChangesToParent()
      Flushes all changes to objects in this context to the parent DataChannel. Same as commitChanges(), but no cascading flush occurs.
    • rollbackChanges

      void rollbackChanges()
      Resets all uncommitted changes made to the objects in this ObjectContext, cascading rollback operation all the way through the stack.
    • rollbackChangesLocally

      void rollbackChangesLocally()
      Resets all uncommitted changes made to the objects in this ObjectContext. Same as rollbackChanges(), but rollback is local to this context and no cascading changes undoing occurs.
    • performQuery

      List performQuery​(Query query)
      Executes a selecting query, returning a list of persistent objects or data rows.
    • select

      <T> List<T> select​(Select<T> query)
      Executes a selecting query, returning a list of persistent objects or data rows.
      Since:
      4.0
    • selectOne

      <T> T selectOne​(Select<T> query)
      Executes a selecting query, returning either NULL if query matched no objects, or a single object. If query matches more than one object, CayenneRuntimeException is thrown.
      Since:
      4.0
    • selectFirst

      <T> T selectFirst​(Select<T> query)
      Selects a single object using provided query. The query itself can match any number of objects, but will return only the first one. It returns null if no objects were matched.

      If it matched more than one object, the first object from the list is returned. This makes 'selectFirst' different from selectOne(Select), which would throw in this situation. 'selectFirst' is useful e.g. when the query is ordered and we only want to see the first object (e.g. "most recent news article"), etc.

      Selecting the first object via "Select.selectFirst(ObjectContext)" is more comprehensible than selecting via "ObjectContext.selectFirst(Select)", because implementations of "Select" set fetch size limit to one.

      Since:
      4.0
    • iterate

      <T> void iterate​(Select<T> query, ResultIteratorCallback<T> callback)
      Creates a ResultIterator based on the provided query and passes it to a callback for processing. The caller does not need to worry about closing the iterator. This method takes care of it.
      Since:
      4.0
    • iterator

      <T> ResultIterator<T> iterator​(Select<T> query)
      Creates a ResultIterator based on the provided query. It is usually backed by an open result set and is useful for processing of large data sets, preserving a constant memory footprint. The caller must wrap iteration in try/finally (or try-with-resources for Java 1.7 and higher) and close the ResultIterator explicitly. Or use iterate(Select, ResultIteratorCallback) as an alternative.
      Since:
      4.0
    • batchIterator

      <T> ResultBatchIterator<T> batchIterator​(Select<T> query, int size)
      Creates a ResultBatchIterator based on the provided query and batch size. It is usually backed by an open result set and is useful for processing of large data sets, preserving a constant memory footprint. The caller must wrap iteration in try/finally (or try-with-resources for Java 1.7 and higher) and close the ResultBatchIterator explicitly.
      Since:
      4.0
    • performGenericQuery

      QueryResponse performGenericQuery​(Query query)
      Executes any kind of query providing the result in a form of QueryResponse.
    • getGraphManager

      GraphManager getGraphManager()
      Returns GraphManager that manages object graph associated with this context.
    • getChannel

      DataChannel getChannel()
      Returns an DataChannel used by this context.
    • hasChanges

      boolean hasChanges()
      Returns true if there are any modified, deleted or new objects registered with this ObjectContext, false otherwise.
      Since:
      3.0
    • invalidateObjects

      void invalidateObjects​(Collection<?> objects)
      Invalidates a Collection of persistent objects. This operation only applies to the objects already committed to the database and does nothing to the NEW objects. It would remove each object's snapshot from caches and change object's state to HOLLOW. On the next access to this object, the object will be refetched.
    • invalidateObjects

      <T> void invalidateObjects​(T... objects)
      Invalidates one or more persistent objects. Same as invalidateObjects(Collection) only with a vararg argument list for easier invalidation of individual objects. If no arguments are passed to this method, it does nothing.
      Since:
      3.1
    • getUserProperty

      Object getUserProperty​(String key)
      Returns a user-defined property previously set via 'setUserProperty'. Concurrent access to properties does not require any special synchronization
      Since:
      3.0
    • setUserProperty

      void setUserProperty​(String key, Object value)
      Sets a user-defined property. Concurrent access to properties does not require any special synchronization
      Since:
      3.0