Spring Data JPA - IN Clause Query Method Example

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

Maven Dependencies

Create a Spring boot project and add the following maven dependencies to it:



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

        name = "products",
        schema = "ecommerce",
        uniqueConstraints = {
                        name = "sku_unique",
                        columnNames = "stock_keeping_unit"
public class Product {

            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;

    private LocalDateTime dateCreated;

    private LocalDateTime lastUpdated;


Let's create ProductRepository which extends JpaRepository and add the following code to it:
import com.springdatajpa.springboot.entity.Product;
import org.springframework.data.jpa.repository.JpaRepository;

import java.math.BigDecimal;
import java.util.List;
import java.time.LocalDateTime;
public interface ProductRepository extends JpaRepository<Product, Long> {
     * Returns list of products based on multiple values
     * @param names
     * @return
    List<Product> findByNameIn(List<String> names);
Spring Data JPA query method to find or retrieve products based on multiple values ( specify multiple values in a SQL where clause):
    List<Product> findByNameIn(List<String> names);

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

Make sure that you will create an 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 - In Clause Query Method

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

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.util.List;
import java.math.BigDecimal;
import java.time.LocalDateTime;

public class QueryMethodsTest {

    private ProductRepository productRepository;

    void findByNameInMethod(){

        List<Product> products = productRepository.findByNameIn(List.of("product 1", "product 2", "product 3"));
        products.forEach((p) ->{

Here is the output of the above JUnit test:

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