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The <columnOverride> Element

The <columnOverride> element is used to change certain attributes of an introspected database column from their calculated values. This element is an optional child element of the <table> element.

Required Attributes

Attribute Description
column The column name of the introspected.

Optional Attributes

Attribute Description
property The name of a Java property to be used. If not specified, Abator will generate properties based on the column name. For example, if a table has a column named STRT_DTE, Abator will generate the property name as either STRT_DTE or strtDte based on the value of the "useActualColumnNames" property (see the description of the <table> element for more information). This property could be used to rename the column "startDate"
javaType The fully qualified Java Type of the property for this column. This can be used to override the type calculated by the JavaTypeResolver if required. For some databases, this is necessary to handle "odd" database types (e.g. MySql's unsigned bigint type should be mapped to java.lang.Object).
jdbcType The JDBC Type (INTEGER, DECIMAL, NUMERIC, VARCHAR, etc.) for the column. This can be used to override the type calculated by the JavaTypeResolver if required. For some databases this is necessary to handle JDBC driver quirks (e.g. DB2's LONGVARCHAR type should be mapped to VARCHAR for iBATIS).
typeHandler A user defined type handler that should be used for this column. This should be the fully qualified name of a class that implements iBATIS' TypeHandler or TypeHandlerCallback interface (TypeHandlerCallback is simpler to implement). If unspecified, or blank, then iBATIS will use the default type facility for handling types. Important: Abator does not verify that this type handler exists, or is valid. Abator simply inserts this value at the appropriate places in the generated SQL Map configuration file.
delimitedColumnName Specifies whether the column name should be delimited in the generated SQL. Abator will automatically delimit the column name if the name contains a space, so this override is only necessary when the column name is forces to a certain case, or when the column name is a reserved word in the database.

When "true", the column attribute for the override must exactly match the case of the column name returned from the database.

The delimiter characters are specified on the <abatorContext> element.

The default value is false. However, Abator will automatically delimit column names that contain a space, so no override is necessary in that case.

Child Elements