CHAPTER 11

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Filtering the Results of Searches

Your application will often need to process only a subset of the data in the database tables. In these cases, you can create a Hibernate filter to eliminate the unwanted data. Filters provide a way for your application to limit the results of a query to data that passes the filter’s criteria. Filters are not a new concept—you can achieve much the same effect using SQL database views or, well, named queries—but Hibernate offers a centralized management system for them.

Unlike database views, Hibernate filters can be enabled or disabled during a Hibernate session. In addition, Hibernate filters are parameterized, ...

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