Visit the new documentation for updated content. DB4O. Table of contents. 1 Info; 2 The Basic Principle of db4o; 3 Downloads; 4 Current Status. This tutorial was written to get you started with db4o as quickly as possible. Before you The API documentation for db4o is supplied as a compiled Help file . db4o provides sources of documentation: tutorial, reference documentation, API documenation, online paircasts and.

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When read from the DB, these members will always be left at their default null values, useful for remote connections, non- native data interop and temporary state. This will copy the necessary db4o libraries to your application’s bin folder automatically when compiling your project.

Once that’s all done, I call get on the db4o database and check to see if the ObjectSet returned contains any objects. The drawbacks and difficulties faced by other Object Databases also apply to Db4o:.

Queries, updates, and identity

Store must be called for each modified object unless you change the default UpdateDepth see the UpdateDepth parameter in the Configuration section, below or configure cascading update for the persisted class. If the bytecode is easy enough to understand, db4o will turn that query into a SODA query for efficiency, in which case there is no need to instantiate all the objects to pass into the match method. This article has multiple issues. Almost no memory is needed to hold the result set.

The busy Java developer’s guide to db4o Socumentation, updates, and identity Count the ways to query in db4o. After starting a db4o server instance, use either of the commands below to open a db4o client connection:. Practically speaking, this means you have to be more careful about objects-in-memory-versus-objects-in-storage when working with an object database. Java developers in particular are frustrated with the so-called object-relational impedance mismatch, and impatient with the solutions that attempt to resolve it.


NET Framework to be installed. Rollback only undoes uncommitted changes in the database.

It’s important to know that db4o works best if you open the database file when you start working with data, and close the db when all posible operations are completed. Type safety is sadly missing from JDBC’s approach to dbb4o SQL, by the way, because it is a call-level interface and is thus restricted to strings that can only be checked at runtime. Astute readers of Joshua Bloch’s Effective Java will notice that I’ve left out the hashCode implementation, a clear violation of Rule 8.

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OpenFile [filename] ; While a db4o database file is open, it is locked and cannot be accessed by another application at the same time. So, when you call Rollback you will not see any difference to your objects. The global UpdateDepth and ActivationDepth configurations are good for general testing. Failing to include these libraries will not generate an error of any kind but will simply cause every native query to be unoptimized.

Developers were finally able to docimentation the power of a full database engine with plain undecorated objects. Clearly the first option above is only viable for the most trivial of databases because it puts an obvious upper-bound on the size of the database that you can practically use.

The busy Java developer’s guide to db4o: Queries, updates, and identity

Native Query results can be sorted by using an IComparer or a comparison delegate. Some hosting environments, such as shared website hosting providers, do not allow documetnation to run with full trust.


The first commercial object database management systems were created in the early s; these added the concept of native database driven persistence into the field of object-oriented development.

Indexing fields is a great way to increase query performance, but documentationn index table is one more place where a field’s value is stored. Within this method, I db4k the Reflection APIs on Class to create a new instance of that type invoking its default constructor.

Getting Started With db4o

The db4o native query approach puts the compilation into bytecode back into the hands of the Java or C compiler, thus allowing for type safety and earlier detection doocumentation incorrect query doucmentation.

If concerned about consistency, use the Refresh object command to cause the objects to be refreshed with stored database values. I also leave xb4o as an exercise to the reader to decide which is the case here.

Despite its name, this is a Java bytecode optimizer developed at Purdue University that must be present, along with the db4o Production version is meant to be used in production environment and includes features that have been already evaluated and proven by time. NQ can do all this because they are expressed as native.

NET suffer from the same limitation.