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    tristars is offline Member
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    First of all, I am French and I apologize for my bad English.

    I am creating a small website about scoring of interventions by speakers. I want to communicate with a database (MySQL with WAMP).

    I want that a speaker has one or more interventions, and intervention has only one speaker. So this is a link One-to-many/Many-to-one. So, I created my two entities: Intervention and Speaker with their getter() and setter() method and with their @ManytoOne and @OnetoMany attribute like that:

    Intervention Entity:
    XML Code:
    	public class Intervention implements Serializable {
    		private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;
    		@Id @GeneratedValue(strategy=GenerationType.AUTO)
    		private int id;
    		private String campus;
    		private String subject;
    		private String begin_date;
    		private String end_date;
    		private String description;
    		private String status;
    		private int number_of_mark;
    		private float speaker_mark;
    		private float slides_mark;
    		private float global_event_mark;
    		private Speaker speaker;
    		public Speaker getSpeaker() {
    			return speaker;
    		public void setSpeaker(Speaker speaker) {
    			this.speaker = speaker;
    		public int getId() {
    			return id;
    		public void setId(int id) { = id;
    Speaker Entity:
    XML Code:
    public class Speaker implements Serializable {
    	private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;
    	@Id @GeneratedValue(strategy=GenerationType.AUTO)
    	private int id;
    	private String email;
    	private String password;
    	private String first_name;
    	private String last_name;
    	private java.util.Collection<Intervention> interventionList;
    	public java.util.Collection<Intervention> getInterventionList() {
    		return interventionList;
    	public void setInterventionList(
    			java.util.Collection<Intervention> interventionList) {
    		this.interventionList = interventionList;
    	public int getId() {
    		return id;
    	public void setId(int id) { = id;
    Then I want to make it possible for a speaker connected to create an intervention. The creation of the intervention is done with a classical form
    like that:
    XML Code:
    	<form name="FormAddIntervention" method="post" action="addIntervention" onsubmit="return valider()">
    	<td>Subject</td><td><input type="text" name="subject"></td>
    	<td>Campus</td><td><select name="ListCampus"><option value="bordeaux">BORDEAUX</option><option value="bruxelles">BRUXELLES</option></select></td>
    	<td>From</td><td><input type="text" name="begin_date"></td>
    	<td>To</td><td><input type="text" name="end_date"></td>
    	<td>Description</td><td><input type="text" name="description"></td>
    	<td>Speaker: </td><td><%= request.getSession().getAttribute("last_name") %></td>
    	<td></td><td><input type="submit" value="Submit"> <input type="button" value="Cancel" onclick="self.location.href='index.jsp'"></td>
    When this form is accepted, the servlet is enabled. In it, I get the form parameters and I send it in my mysql database.

    I want the foreign key "speaker_fk" in the table intervention to be filled by the last-name of the speaker currently connected (request.getSession (). getAttribute ("last_name")). But I don't know how ?!
    XML Code:
    protected void doPost(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response)
    			throws ServletException, IOException {
    		// TODO Auto-generated method stub
    		EntityManager em = emf.createEntityManager();
    		Intervention intervention = new Intervention();
    		intervention.setStatus("In progress"); //Non achevé...
    intervention.setSpeaker(request.getSession().getAttribute("last_name"); // DON'T WORK !!!! Because setSpeaker want an Object attribute..
    		EntityTransaction t = em.getTransaction();
    		try {
    		} finally {
    			if (t.isActive())
    				+ "/index.jsp");
    Can anyone help me please ?


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    Tolls is offline Moderator
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    You can't.
    You need to get the Speaker object itself, presumably based on the last_name (though that does not strike me as unique). Why can you not send the speaker id?

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