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Hibernate error

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Hello, im running a java application which works with hibernate
when i compile my code it works fine, but half way through running it, if i hit a certain button i get this error

///:code:///          
Configuration forAlias = configurationForAlias();

Session session = forAlias.buildSessionFactory().openSession();
//the above line fails...give the error below

 [java] Initial Session Factory creation failed org.hibernate.HibernateException: database product name cannot be null
 [java] org.hibernate.HibernateException: database product name cannot be null

What does that mean exactly...i checked my config file, property files, hbm file, and the database supplied is there and is valid...it also gets passed to the function correctly.
Does anyone know what this error on line one means??

Thanks
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