hql inner join Path expected for join! error


hi have following entities;

@Entity public class FilesInfo { @Id @GeneratedValue private Integer id; private String name; private String url; @OneToMany(cascade= CascadeType.ALL) @JoinColumn(name="fileId") private Collection<FilesShare> filesShared = new ArrayList<FilesShare>(); public Collection<FilesShare> getFilesShared() { return filesShared; } public void setFilesShared(Collection<FilesShare> filesShared) { this.filesShared = filesShared; } //getters & setters }

the other one

@Entity public class FilesShare { private Integer id; private int userId; private int owner; }

the resultand tables are:

mysql> desc filesshare; +--------+---------+------+-----+---------+----------------+ | Field | Type | Null | Key | Default | Extra | +--------+---------+------+-----+---------+----------------+ | id | int(11) | NO | PRI | NULL | auto_increment | | userId | int(11) | NO | | NULL | | | owner | int(11) | NO | | NULL | | | fileId | int(11) | YES | MUL | NULL | | +--------+---------+------+-----+---------+----------------+ 4 rows in set (0.01 sec) mysql> desc filesinfo; +-------+--------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+ | Field | Type | Null | Key | Default | Extra | +-------+--------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+ | id | int(11) | NO | PRI | NULL | auto_increment | | name | varchar(255) | YES | | NULL | | | url | varchar(255) | YES | | NULL | | +-------+--------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+ 3 rows in set (0.00 sec)

i want to make the hql as i made the sql below:

select a.id, a.name, a.url from FilesInfo a inner join FilesShare b on a.id=b.fileid where b.userid=5 and b.owner=1;

that gives the following output:

mysql> select a.id, a.name, a.url from FilesInfo a inner join FilesShare b on a. id=b.fileid where b.userid=5 and b.owner=1; +----+-------------------+-------------------------------------+ | id | name | url | +----+-------------------+-------------------------------------+ | 1 | dwnld_btn_1.png | C:\shareapp\admin\dwnld_btn_1.png | | 2 | dwnld_btn_1.png | C:\shareapp\admin\dwnld_btn_1.png | | 3 | dwnld_btn_1.png | C:\shareapp\admin\dwnld_btn_1.png | | 4 | dwnld_btn_1_1.png | C:\shareapp\admin\dwnld_btn_1_1.png | +----+-------------------+-------------------------------------+

<strong>i tried the following hql:</strong>

select a.id, a.name, a.url from FilesInfo a inner join FilesShare b where a.id=b.fileid and b.userid=5 and b.owner=1

<strong>but i am getting this error</strong>


Path expected for join! [select a.id, a.name, a.url from app.domain.FilesInfo a inner join FilesShare b where a.id=b.fileid and b.userid=5 and b.owner=1]


how to do inner join now, is the question



Your query requires path, you can refer to this question for details: <a href="https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10448935/hql-error-path-expected-for-join" rel="nofollow">HQL ERROR: Path expected for join</a>.

So, something like this should resolve it:

select a.id, a.name, a.url from FilesInfo a inner join a.filesShared b where b.userid=5 and b.owner=1; <hr />

But I would just have a ManyToOne mapping in your FilesShare:

private FilesInfo filesInfo; @ManyToOne @JoinColumn(name = "id") public FilesInfo getFilesInfo() { return filesInfo; } public void setFilesInfo(FilesInfo filesInfo) { this.filesInfo = filesInfo; }

and do this query

from FilesShare where userId = 5 and owner = 1

It looks nicer and returns the list of file shares, each of them having parent (filesInfo) field populated.


Updated spring data version to 1.10.4.RELEASE and this solved the problem.


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