Indexes

Annotation @<IndexType>Indexed

With the @<IndexType>Indexed annotations user defined indexes can be created at a collection level by annotating single fields of a class.

Possible @<IndexType>Indexed annotations are:

  • @HashIndexed
  • @SkiplistIndexed
  • @PersistentIndexed
  • @GeoIndexed
  • @FulltextIndexed

The following example creates a hash index on the field name and a separate hash index on the field age:

public class Person {
  @HashIndexed
  private String name;

  @HashIndexed
  private int age;
}

With the @<IndexType>Indexed annotations different indexes can be created on the same field.

The following example creates a hash index and also a skiplist index on the field name:

public class Person {
  @HashIndexed
  @SkiplistIndexed
  private String name;
}

Annotation @<IndexType>Index

If the index should include multiple fields the @<IndexType>Index annotations can be used on the type instead.

Possible @<IndexType>Index annotations are:

  • @HashIndex
  • @SkiplistIndex
  • @PersistentIndex
  • @GeoIndex
  • @FulltextIndex

The following example creates a single hash index on the fields name and age, note that if a field is renamed in the database with @Field, the new field name must be used in the index declaration:

@HashIndex(fields = {"fullname", "age"})
public class Person {
  @Field("fullname")
  private String name;

  private int age;
}

The @<IndexType>Index annotations can also be used to create an index on a nested field.

The following example creates a single hash index on the fields name and address.country:

@HashIndex(fields = {"name", "address.country"})
public class Person {
  private String name;

  private Address address;
}

The @<IndexType>Index annotations and the @<IndexType>Indexed annotations can be used at the same time in one class.

The following example creates a hash index on the fields name and age and a separate hash index on the field age:

@HashIndex(fields = {"name", "age"})
public class Person {
  private String name;

  @HashIndexed
  private int age;
}

The @<IndexType>Index annotations can be used multiple times to create more than one index in this way.

The following example creates a hash index on the fields name and age and a separate hash index on the fields name and gender:

@HashIndex(fields = {"name", "age"})
@HashIndex(fields = {"name", "gender"})
public class Person {
  private String name;

  private int age;

  private Gender gender
}