harshit harshit - 1 year ago 192
Java Question

Hibernate Error: org.hibernate.NonUniqueObjectException: a different object with the same identifier value was already associated with the session

I have two user Objects and while I try to save the object using


I am getting the following error:

Caused by: org.hibernate.NonUniqueObjectException: a different object with the same identifier value was already associated with the session:

I am creating the session using

BaseHibernateDAO dao = new BaseHibernateDAO();

rtsession = dao.getSession(userData.getRegion(),

rttrans = rtsession.beginTransaction();



rtsession.close(); // in finally block

I also tried doing the
before saving, still no luck.

This is for the first I am getting the session object when a user request comes, so I am getting why is saying that object is present in session.

Any suggestions?

Answer Source

I have had this error many times and it can be quite hard to track down...

Basically, what hibernate is saying is that you have two objects which have the same identifier (same primary key) but they are not the same object.

I would suggest you break down your code, i.e. comment out bits until the error goes away and then put the code back until it comes back and you should find the error it.

It most often happens via cascading saves where there is a cascade save between object A and B, but object B has already been associated with the session but not on the same instance of B.

What primary key generator are you using?

The reason I ask is this error is related to how you're telling hibernate to ascertain the persistent state of an object (i.e. whether an object is persistent or not). The error could be happening because hibernate is trying to persist and object that is already persistent. In fact, if you use save hibernate will try and persist that object, and maybe there is already an object with that same primary key associated with the session.


Assuming you have a hibernate class object for a table with 10 rows based on a primary key combination (column 1 and column 2). Now, you have removed 5 rows from the table at some point of time. Now, if you try to add the same 10 rows again, while hibernate tries to persist the objects in database, 5 rows which were already removed will be added without errors. Now the remaining 5 rows which are already existing, will throw this exception.

So the easy approach would be checking if you have updated/removed any value in a table which is part of something and later are you trying to insert the same objects again

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