Well I've taken a
crack at a point and click program for building maps/ value objects and a dao
class (not ibatis dao
just a java class to
invoke an sqlclient's methods). It allows you to set up a project and specify a
db connection along with
all the usual config
stuff. (You need to set up you db connections first. Make sure that your driver
and all jars are on the system classpath)
the tables in your selected connection which you use to build your
objects and maps by pointing and clicking.
Create a new Value
object and double click a table and then double
It's a bit like ms
access query builder with the addition of fields for java type, java name
writes the config file and updates the map references as you create new
maps. Also a util class with a single static
method which creates the Reader and reads the config
and returns the SQLMapsClient.
You can daisy chain
maps together by adding list (called "Complex properties" on the UI) properties
java value object
and specifying the map to fetch them.
I've used it on 2
small projects so far and it seems to save a lot of work. There are a few pain
in the neck things that I need to
sort out but it
works ok. Mainly it always rewrites all 3 files when you reopen you value
object in the GUI. So if you've tweaked
them your changes
get overwritten. If you bear that in mind it seems fairly useful. Once you get
everything set up you just tweak
things outside the
Sorry there is no
documentation at all.
Thanks for Ibatis.
It's very great and it's been a huge help to us. Maybe this thing will actually
help somebody out.
It's included in
JasmineIDE as a plugin.