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JPQL doesn’t support the LIMIT keyword. How can I use pagination with Hibernate?
With JPA and Hibernate, you have to set the pagination information on the Query interface and not in the query String as you know it from SQL. You can do that by calling the setFirstResult(int startPosition) and setMaxResults(int maxResults) methods.
The following code snippet shows a simple example that returns the first 5 Authors from the database. The result set index is 0 based and you, therefore, need to provide 0 as a startPosition to begin with the first element.
To select the next 5 Authors from the database, you only need to change the startPosition to 5.
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If you like to learn more about JPQL, have a look at my recent post in which I explain several JPQL capabilities: Is your query too complex for JPA and Hibernate?
[hide_from accesslevel=”free”]And don’t forget, if you can’t implement your query with JPQL, you can still use a native query to execute plain SQL statements. I get into more details about that in my free Native Queries with Hibernate ebook.[/hide_from][show_to accesslevel=”free”]And don’t forget, if you can’t implement your query with JPQL, you can still use a native query to execute plain SQL statements. I get into more details about that in my free Native Queries with Hibernate ebook.[/show_to]
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