I have inherited an application and I have upgraded to Oracle Toplink 11g.(not EclipseLink).
I'm getting a problem with updating rows which contain references to other tables which have a zero value for a remote primary key of type int.
I have now created a simplified version of this starting from scratch with just two tables and two classes. (Party and Address)
Both tables have primary keys of type int.
I use the project workbench to map the DB to the classes.
The mappings are simple (direct value mappings for the most part).
With one one-to-many reference. (A Party has an Address, but the same Address can be referenced by many Party).
From the workbench I export the Java source.
I have written some simple tests.
I can create records with values of primary key equal or greater than zero for both tables.
I can associate many rows to one row in the one-to-many mapping.
But, one thing doesn't work.
I'm trying in this case to create a Party record, referencing an existing Address.
If I have a reference from the Party table to the Address table with an address id equal to zero I get an exception on the UnitOfWork.commit, like this:
Exception [TOPLINK-4002] (Oracle TopLink - 11g Release 1 (22.214.171.124.0) (Build 111018)): oracle.toplink.exceptions.DatabaseException
Internal Exception: java.sql.SQLException: ORA-00001: unique constraint (PARTIES.ADR_PK) violated
Error Code: 1
Call: INSERT INTO PTY_ADDRESS (ADR_ID, ADR_STREET, ADR_COUNTRY, ADR_NAME, ADR_CITY) VALUES (?, ?, ?, ?, ?)
bind => [0, street, country, venue, city]
Any other value than zero works fine.
I can supply more detail if it will help, but let me leave it simple for the moment.
Perhaps this is a known problem?