public interface ManualJpaHibernate
In this case you can use the overall approach
ServerDataIntegration to connect to your
pre-existing business logic. You will not be leveraging any of the built-in JPA or Hibernate
functionality, so the approach and level of effort will be the same as if you were using a
non-Hibernate ORM or integrating with entirely custom Java classes.
@see This example shows a Hibernate-based implementation of a custom
DataSource that implements support for simple Criteria, sorting and data paging, but not
automatic joins, automatic
transactions or many other features built into HibernateDataSource.
Because these features are very valuable and more features are added to the built-in DataSources all the time, it's recommended that you refactor your code to use the built-in DataSources as soon as you can; refactoring existing business logic as validators, DMIs, or custom DataSources is often easier than it looks.
You can also take the approach of using the built-in DataSources for new entities or entities where there is currently no significant business logic, while continuing to use your existing code where it's non-trivial to refactor.