Archive for August, 2009

Feeding marshalled JAXB data to Jersey

Although Jersey supports eating JAXB’ed classes fine, sometimes you want to manually alter the data, such as including a processing instruction for XSL stylesheets. There probably should be a less verbose way to do this.

The object should be an @XMLRootElement annotated object.

public static StreamingOutput outputXMLwithXSL() {
  return new StreamingOutput() {
    public void write(OutputStream output) throws IOException,
    WebApplicationException {
      Object object = yourJAXBObject();

      JAXBContext jc = null;
      try { jc = JAXBContext.newInstance(object.getClass()); } 
      catch (JAXBException e) { e.printStackTrace(); }

      Marshaller m = null;
      try { m = jc.createMarshaller(); }
      catch (JAXBException e) { e.printStackTrace(); }

      PrintStream ps = new PrintStream(output);
      ps.println("<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\"?>");
      ps.println("<?xml-stylesheet type=\"text/xsl\" href=\"your.xsl\"?>"); 

      try { m.setProperty(Marshaller.JAXB_FRAGMENT, true); }
      catch (PropertyException e) { e.printStackTrace(); }

      try { m.marshal(object, output); }
      catch (JAXBException e) { e.printStackTrace(); }

EclipseLink JPA in Eclipse dumb error message

Sometimes you’re developing an app along with a new database schema to go with it, but you get this: Schema "null" cannot be resolved for table "XXXX".

Window -> Preferences -> Validation, JPA Validator, turn off for Build.

This probably shouldn’t be on by default anyhow, people are most likely going to build new apps from scratch than build new apps to fit old databases; and even if they do build from old, Eclipse’s JPA Tools has a build entities from tables function.