"referenced-column-name" in orm.xml Throws EclipseLink-7222 ValidationException

(Doc ID 1594020.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle TopLink - Version to [Release 12c]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The issue occurs when a relation between two tables (such as a composite primary key) is specified in orm.xml with two tables that are related by a column with the same name.

In this scenario orm.xml parsing fails as it appears it cannot properly parse the line, for example:

 which throws the exception, for example:

Exception Description: Predeployment of PersistenceUnit [rd1] failed.

Internal Exception: Exception [EclipseLink-7222] (Eclipse Persistence Services - 2.3.2.v20111125-r10461): org.eclipse.persistence.exceptions.ValidationException

Exception Description: An incomplete @PrimaryKeyJoinColumns was specified on the annotated element [class someapp.app.appdom.domain.rd1.From]. When specifying @PrimaryKeyJoinColumns for an entity that has a composite primary key, a @PrimaryKeyJoinColumn must be specified for each primary key join column using the @PrimaryKeyJoinColumns. Both the name and the referencedColumnName elements must be specified in each such @PrimaryKeyJoinColumn.

at org.eclipse.persistence.exceptions.PersistenceUnitLoadingException.exceptionSearchingForPersistenceResources(PersistenceUnitLoadingException.java:127


If this line is commented out the exception is not thrown. Also the exception is not thrown when using annotation instead of specifiying in orm.xml



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