IntelliJ IDEA 13.1.0 Web Help

Some features described here are available in Ultimate edition only.

IntelliJ IDEA provides a dedicated Hibernate facet to support the Hibernate technology. If you need to enable Hibernate in a module, you have to extend this module with the Hibernate facet.


Only one Hibernate facet is allowed per module.

This section considers enabling Hibernate support:

To enable Hibernate support in a new module
  1. Create a new Java module from scratch.

    On the first page of the wizard, select Java Module, not Web Module. (The Web module type is for developing web applications using programming languages other than Java, for example, PHP, or JavaScript, or markup languages.)

  2. On the Technologies page of the wizard, select the Hibernate check box. Enable the other technologies as required.
  3. To have IntelliJ IDEA create the Hibernate configuration file hibernate.cfg.xml, and the class with the main() method automatically, select the Create default Hibernate configuration and main class check box.
  4. To have a database schema imported automatically, select the Import database schema check box.
  5. Specify where to download the Hibernate libraries to. By default, IntelliJ IDEA downloads the libraries to the lib directory of the project root. To have the libraries downloaded to another location or to use existing libraries, click the Pick from disk button.
  6. Click Finish.
  7. If you have selected the Import database schema check box, specify the data source parameters in the Import Database Schema dialog box that opens. IntelliJ IDEA creates entity beans for each table detected in the data source and fields for each column in a table.
To enable Hibernate support in an existing module
  1. Open the Module Settings dialog box.
  2. With the desired module selected, click add.png on the toolbar and select Hibernate from the list of facets available for this module.

    As a result, a new Hibernate facet is created. Its settings are shown on the Hibernate Facet page in the right-hand part of the dialog.

  3. Configure the libraries required for Hibernate. If you have not configured libraries in advance, the facet page displays the list of missing libraries. To resolve the problem, click the Fix button. In the Specify Libraries dialog box, specify whether you would like to use one of the existing libraries, or download the archive. You can control the target location where the archive will be placed, the library name, and the level on which the library will be created.
  4. Create descriptors of the type hibernate.cfg.xml. To do that, click add ( or or or or ) in the Descriptors section. In the dialog box that opens, specify the descriptor name and location. Apply changes.
  5. In the Data Sources Mapping section, specify the data source for each Hibernate session factory. To do that, select the desired entry in the Session Factory column, double click the corresponding Data Source, and select one from the list of data sources already configured in your workspace.
  6. Apply the changes and click Finish.

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