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First Entity

Create a package org.example.domain and in that create an entity bean like Customer.kt

package org.example.domain

import javax.persistence.Entity
import javax.persistence.Id

class Customer {

  var id: Long = 0

  var name: String? = null



In src/main/resources add which tells the build plugins which packages should be enhanced.

entity-packages: org.example.domain
transactional-packages: org.example
querybean-packages: org.example

If you have the ebeaninit command line tool installed you can run it and get it to generate the manifest file.

If your entity beans are in a different package (not org.example.domain) then adjust the file to suit.

Add application-test.yml

In src/test/resources add application-test.yml which tells Ebean how to run tests.

#    shutdown: stop # stop | remove
    platform: h2 # h2, postgres, mysql, oracle, sqlserver, sqlite
    ddlMode: dropCreate # none | dropCreate | create | migration | createOnly | migrationDropCreate
    dbName: myapp

This tells Ebean which DDL mode to use like dropCreate or migration. dropCreate is mode we would use the most (and we haven't generated migrations yet).

If we chose a database platform like Postgres, MySql, SQL Server or Oracle then a docker container will automatically be started and setup to run the tests against.

ebeaninit can add a application-test.ymll if you have it installed.

Add logback-test.yml (optional)

We don't have to setup logging but it is a good idea to be able to see the DDL and SQL that is being generated and executed to help understand what is going on.

Example logback entries (add to logback-test.xml)
<!-- Testing with Docker containers -->
<logger name="io.ebean.docker" level="TRACE"/>

<logger name="io.ebean.DDL" level="TRACE"/>

<logger name="io.ebean.SQL" level="TRACE"/>
<logger name="io.ebean.TXN" level="TRACE"/>
<logger name="io.ebean.SUM" level="TRACE"/>

<!-- L2 cache logging -->
<logger name="io.ebean.cache.QUERY" level="TRACE"/>
<logger name="io.ebean.cache.BEAN" level="TRACE"/>
<logger name="io.ebean.cache.COLL" level="TRACE"/>
<logger name="io.ebean.cache.NATKEY" level="TRACE"/>

ebeaninit can add a logback-test.xml if you have it installed.

First Test

Create a test in src/test like

package org.example.domain

import io.ebean.Ebean
import org.junit.Test

class CustomerTest  {

  fun insert_update_delete() {

    val customer = Customer()  = "Hello entity bean"

    // insert

    // update = "Goodbye"

    // delete the bean

Run test

Run the test via the IDE and via Maven or Gradle. Check the logs to confirm you see the DDL and SQL that you expect.

23:40:09.040 [main] INFO  io.ebean.EbeanVersion - ebean version: 11.26.1
23:40:09.087 [main] INFO - loaded properties from [application.yml, application-test.yml]
23:40:09.163 [main] INFO  i.e.t.c.provider.ProviderAutoConfig - for testing purposes a current user and tenant provider has been configured. Use io.ebean.test.UserContext to set current user and tenant in tests.
23:40:09.190 [main] INFO  o.a.datasource.pool.ConnectionPool - DataSourcePool [db] autoCommit[false] transIsolation[READ_COMMITTED] min[2] max[200]
23:40:09.297 [main] INFO  io.ebean.internal.DefaultContainer - DatabasePlatform name:db platform:h2
23:40:09.550 [main] INFO  io.ebean.DDL - Executing db-drop-all.sql - 1 statements
23:40:09.551 [main] DEBUG io.ebean.DDL - executing 1 of 1 drop table if exists customer
23:40:09.557 [main] INFO  io.ebean.DDL - Executing db-create-all.sql - 1 statements
23:40:09.557 [main] DEBUG io.ebean.DDL - executing 1 of 1 create table customer ( id                            bigint auto_increment not...
23:40:09.587 [main] DEBUG io.ebean.SQL - txn[1001] insert into customer (name) values (?); --bind(Hello entity bean)
23:40:09.608 [main] DEBUG io.ebean.SUM - txn[1001] Inserted [Customer] [1]
23:40:09.609 [main] DEBUG io.ebean.TXN - txn[1001] Commit
23:40:09.615 [main] DEBUG io.ebean.SQL - txn[1002] update customer set name=? where id=?; --bind(Goodbye,1)
23:40:09.616 [main] DEBUG io.ebean.SUM - txn[1002] Updated [Customer] [1]
23:40:09.617 [main] DEBUG io.ebean.TXN - txn[1002] Commit
23:40:09.618 [main] DEBUG io.ebean.SQL - txn[1003] delete from customer where id=?; --bind(1)
23:40:09.619 [main] DEBUG io.ebean.SUM - txn[1003] Deleted [Customer] [1]
23:40:09.619 [main] DEBUG io.ebean.TXN - txn[1003] Commit

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