spring hibernate mappingDirectoryLocations

Posted on 2011-05-06
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I was reading folowing lines. And I did not understand clearly.

 if your application grows and you have dozens, if not hundreds, of persistent
classes? It would be cumbersome to configure them all in this fashion.
Fortunately, Spring offers you an alternative. You can also configure the mapping-
DirectoryLocations property with a path that is a subset of your application’s
class path, and Spring will configure the SessionFactory with every *.hbm.xml it
finds in this path. For example, assuming that all the persistent classes we want to
configure are contained in the com.springinaction.training.model package, we
would configure our SessionFactory like this:
<bean id="sessionFactory" class="org.springframework.
<property name="mappingDirectoryLocations">


what mappingDirectoryLocations does and how it is used.
Any ideas, resources,sample code,links, highly appreciated. thanks in advance.
Question by:gudii9
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It allows you to specify a directory containing your hbm's, and it will load up all hbms in that dirwctory
saves you having to specify them individually

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>><bean id="sessionFactory" class="org.springframework.

sessionFactory is hibernate class right. Why are we referring it through spring

please advise
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no, its a spring class
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is a spring factory bean that creates hibernate SessionFactory's

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>>is a spring factory bean that creates hibernate SessionFactory's

same session factory class is both there in spring and hibernate which are different classes. But pring factory bean that creates and  hibernate SessionFactory class right. Am i am right. please advise
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yes the spring factory bean creates hibernate SessionFactory's

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