ORM Support

ORM (Object/Relational Mapping) is a technique used to provide an object approach in a relational structure; this way, the developer's work is facilitated when he/she is working with the database in his project. In Java, a specification called JPA (Java Persistence API) defines the way that ORM frameworks should work. To facilitate even more the way the developer uses ORM frameworks, IntelliJ provides a lot of support to ORM frameworks like Hibernate and EclipseLink.

To use Hibernate or JPA, we need to activate the persistence tool tab. You may imagine that you just need to go to View | Tool windows | Persistence to activate the persistence tool tab, but you won't find the persistence tool available there. Some tool tabs are only ...

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