The first thing to notice is the Hibernate Configurations view shown in Figure 11-22. We’ve expanded the “Hibernate ch 11” configuration we created at the start of this section, and dove down into some of the mappings, classes, and database schema entries it makes available for inspection. Notice the little graphical markers for identifiers, many-to-one, and one-to-many relationships. A wealth of information is available right in this view. We opened the drop-down menu to show that it offers access to several interesting features (and explains the purpose of the buttons to the left of the menu).
Figure 11-22. Hibernate Configurations view in the Hibernate Console perspective
On the prosaic side, this menu offers us a way to edit our
configuration, create new configurations for other Hibernate projects, and
to refresh the view if we’ve changed things from outside Eclipse.
More powerfully, the
schema Ant task in Chapter 2, by simply
selecting a configuration entry and running it.
The menu also gives us a hint about the purposes of the mysterious-looking buttons just to the left of it. Let’s explore what these do in more depth, starting with the Figure 11-23 shows the view that opens upon picking that choice or clicking the button. It seems like a place we ...choice.