Large Objects may not be used in auto-commit mode

I have a Spring application which uses Hibernate on a PostgreSQL database. I'm trying to store files in a table of the database. It seems it stores the row with the file (I just use persist method on EntityManager), but when the object is loaded from the database I get the following exception:

org.postgresql.util.PSQLException: Large Objects may not be used in auto-commit mode.

To load the data I'm using a MultipartFile transient atribute and in its setter I'm setting the information I want to persist (byte[], fileName, size). The entity I'm persisting looks like this one (I've ommitted the rest of getters/setters):

public class MyClass {

    @GeneratedValue(strategy=GenerationType.SEQUENCE, generator="sequence")
    @SequenceGenerator(name="sequence", sequenceName="myobjects_pk_seq", allocationSize=1)
    private Integer id;

    private String description;

    private Date creationDate;

    private MultipartFile multipartFile;

    @Basic(fetch=FetchType.LAZY, optional=true)
    byte[] file;

    String fileName;

    String fileContentType;

    Integer fileSize;

    public void setMultipartFile(MultipartFile multipartFile) {
        this.multipartFile = multipartFile;
        try {
            this.file = this.multipartFile.getBytes();
            this.fileName = this.multipartFile.getOriginalFilename();
            this.fileContentType = this.multipartFile.getContentType();
            this.fileSize = ((Long) this.multipartFile.getSize()).intValue();
        } catch (IOException e) {

I can see that when it is persisted I have the data in the row but when I call this method it fails:

public List<MyClass> findByDescription(String text) {
    Query query = getEntityManager().createQuery("from MyClass WHERE UPPER(description) like :query ORDER BY creationDate DESC");
    query.setParameter("query", "%" + text.toUpperCase() + "%");
    return query.getResultList();

This method only fails when the result has objects with files. I've tried to set in my persistence.xml

<property name="hibernate.connection.autocommit" value="false" />

but it doesn't solve the problem.

In general the application works well it only commit the data when the transaction is finished and it performs a rollback if something fails, so I don't understand why is this happening.

Any idea?



Looking at the link given by Shekhar it is suggested to include the call in a transation, so I've set the service call inside a transaction an it works (I've added @Transactional annotation).

public List<myClass> find(String text) {
    return myClassDAO.findByDescription(text);

the problem is that I don't want to persist any data so I don't understand why it should be include inside a transaction. Does it make any sense to make a commit when I've only loaded some data form the database?



  • A large object can be stored in several records, that's why you have to use a transaction. All records are correct or nothing at all.