Enum type field on JPA entity

Posted: August 7, 2013 in web


@Column(name = "Company", nullable = false)
private Company company;


public enum Company {
    BMW("ultimate driving machine"), HONDA("honda motors");

    private final String name;

    Company(String name) {
        this.name = name;

    public String getName() {
        return name;

    public static Map<String, Company> getMap() {
        Map<String, Company> hashMap = new LinkedHashMap<>();
        for (Company company : Company.values()) {
            hashMap.put(company.name, company);
        return hashMap;

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