Introduce a generic search with multiple attributes for a spring-entity. The criteria should be passed as a ValueObject. The handling of the query (citeria interpretation, query building, etc.) should be generated by the (spring or hibernate) cartrige.
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The updated profile.
Sorry for producing so many mails by attaching files - I thought I could add a batch of files and commit afterwards...
However, the patch if ready for applying.
Chad, this is quite a big patch so I expect you have some questions. Just go ahead, I'll try my best to answer them.
I didn't have the time yet to write an addition for the how-to, but I'll try to produce something this weekend. In the end, it'd be nice for you to see what one can do with it...
Thanks Peter, I'll take a look and apply this either today or this weekend.
Applied. Check it out and let me know if everything looks good.
Just checked out the applied patch. Everything looks and works fine.
Thanks for applying the patch!