How to create Jpa repository dynamically inside a class?


Solution 1

I finally got it working this way,

SimpleJpaRepository<User, Serializable> jpaRepository;
jpaRepository = new SimpleJpaRepository<User, Serializable>(
    User.class, entityManager);

With SimpleJpaRepository, I can use all repository methods.;

Solution 2

Using SimpleJpaRepository you can only use the default methods provided by interface but not what you declare in your UserRepository

If you wanted to create instance of interface of your UserRepository you can use -

RepositoryFactorySupport factory = new JpaRepositoryFactory(entityManager);
UserRepository repository = factory.getRepository(UserRepository.class);

it will give you liberty to use custom methods also that was defined by you in UserRepository


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Updated on September 15, 2022


  • Logesh G
    Logesh G about 1 year

    How do I create and instantiate a jpa repository inside a class? I'm in a situation where I have to create repositories for different entities inside a generic class.

    I could do that easily for Neo4j repositories like,

    GraphRepository<T> graphRepository;
    this.neo4jTemplate = new Neo4jTemplate(new RestGraphDatabase(
    this.graphRepository = neo4jTemplate.repositoryFor(domainClass); 

    For JpaRepository, I checked the documentation and found this,

    RepositoryFactorySupport factory = … // Instantiate factory here
    UserRepository repository = factory.getRepository(UserRepository.class);

    I'm not sure how to instantiate factory in the above code.

    Also Can't I create repository like I did for Neo4j, by specifying the domain class?

  • Joel
    Joel over 8 years
    where did you get entityManager?
  • Fred
    Fred over 5 years
    You can do @Autowired private EntityManager entityManager;