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package net.java.ao.schema;

Marks a method such that the corresponding database field will be the primary key for the table in question. Using this annotation, it is possible to specify arbitrary primary key field names and types.

The logic in both migrations and entity invocation handling assumes that there is only a single primary key per entity type. If the entity type does not contain exactly one field (may be more than one method) as a primary key, odd errors will ensue. Primary keys need not be defined within the entity type itself. For example, most entities inherit from the net.java.ao.Entity interface, which defines the id field as the primary key. Such entities would not have to (in fact, should not at all) explicitly define a primary key field.

Author(s):
Daniel Spiewak
public @interface PrimaryKey {

Specifies a name for the underlying field. Should be used to override the field name in much the same way as the Accessor and Mutator annotations. Unless specified, the underlying field name will be generated by the field name converter for the EntityManager in use.
	String value() default "";
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