Spring Data JPA - GreaterThan Query Method Example



In this tutorial, we will learn how to write a GreaterThan query method or finder method using Spring Data JPA.

Example: Let's write the Spring Data JPA query method to find or retrieve products whose price is greater than the given price as a method parameter.

Maven Dependencies

Create a Spring boot project and add the following maven dependencies to it:
                 <dependency>
			<groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
			<artifactId>spring-boot-starter-data-jpa</artifactId>
		</dependency>

		<dependency>
			<groupId>mysql</groupId>
			<artifactId>mysql-connector-java</artifactId>
			<scope>runtime</scope>
		</dependency>

		<dependency>
			<groupId>org.projectlombok</groupId>
			<artifactId>lombok</artifactId>
			<optional>true</optional>
		</dependency>

Product Entity

Let's first create a Product entity class and add the following content to it:

package com.springdatajpa.springboot.entity;

import lombok.*;
import org.hibernate.annotations.CreationTimestamp;
import org.hibernate.annotations.UpdateTimestamp;

import javax.persistence.*;
import java.math.BigDecimal;
import java.time.LocalDateTime;

@Entity
@Getter
@Setter
@NoArgsConstructor
@AllArgsConstructor
@ToString
@Table(
        name = "products",
        schema = "ecommerce",
        uniqueConstraints = {
                @UniqueConstraint(
                        name = "sku_unique",
                        columnNames = "stock_keeping_unit"
                )
        }
)
public class Product {

    @Id
    @GeneratedValue(
            strategy = GenerationType.IDENTITY
    )
    private Long id;

    @Column(name = "stock_keeping_unit", nullable = false)
    private String sku;

    @Column(nullable = false)
    private String name;

    private String description;
    private BigDecimal price;
    private boolean active;
    private String imageUrl;

    @CreationTimestamp
    private LocalDateTime dateCreated;

    @UpdateTimestamp
    private LocalDateTime lastUpdated;
}

ProductRepository

Let's create ProductRepository which extends JpaRepository and add the following code to it:
package com.springdatajpa.springboot.repository;

import com.springdatajpa.springboot.entity.Product;
import org.springframework.data.jpa.repository.JpaRepository;
import java.math.BigDecimal;

public interface ProductRepository extends JpaRepository<Product, Long> {
    /**
     * Return the products whose price is greater than given price as method parameter
     * @param price
     * @return
     */
    List<Product> findByPriceGreaterThan(BigDecimal price);
}
Query method to find or retrieve products whose price is greater than the given price as a method parameter:
    List<Product> findByPriceGreaterThan(BigDecimal price);

Configure MySQL and Hibernate Properties

Let's use the MySQL database to store and retrieve the data in this example and we gonna use Hibernate properties to create and drop tables.

Open the application.properties file and add the following configuration to it:

spring.datasource.url=jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/ecommerce?useSSL=false
spring.datasource.username=root
spring.datasource.password=Mysql@123

spring.jpa.properties.hibernate.dialect = org.hibernate.dialect.MySQL5InnoDBDialect

spring.jpa.hibernate.ddl-auto = create-drop

spring.jpa.show-sql=true
spring.jpa.properties.hibernate.format_sql=true
Make sure that you will create ecommerce database before running the Spring boot application. Also, change the MySQL username and password as per your MySQL installation on your machine.

Testing Spring Data JPA - GreaterThan Query Method

Let's write the JUnit test to test Spring Data JPA - GreaterThan Query Method:

package com.springdatajpa.springboot.repository;

import com.springdatajpa.springboot.entity.Product;
import org.junit.jupiter.api.Test;
import org.springframework.beans.factory.annotation.Autowired;
import org.springframework.boot.test.context.SpringBootTest;

import java.math.BigDecimal;

@SpringBootTest
public class QueryMethodsTest {

    @Autowired
    private ProductRepository productRepository;

    @Test
    void findByPriceGreaterThanMethod(){
        List<Product> products = productRepository.findByPriceGreaterThan(new BigDecimal(100));
        products.forEach((p) -> {
            System.out.println(p.getId());
            System.out.println(p.getName());
        });
    }
}

Here is the output of the above JUnit test:

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