hibernate annotation inheritance mappedsuperclass - common columns in super class

When you are using annotations for hibernate object relational mapping, there might be the case that we need to abstract out some common columns that goes into all table definitions. These columns might be ID, DFlag, LastModifiedDate etc..
In such case we can take advantage of @MappedSuperclass annotation to achieve inheritance in hibernate annotation.

Example :

Super class BaseTable that contains common column definitions:

public abstract class BaseTable {
    @Column(name = "id")
    private int id;

    @Column(name = "dflag")
    private int dFlag;

    @Column(name = "lastmodifieddate")
    private Date lastModifiedDate;
    //other required columns

Extending it to use in other tables :

@Table(name = "LoginUser")
public class LoginUser extends BaseTable  implements Serializable{

    private static final long serialVersionUID = -1920053571118011085L;

    @Column(name = "username")
    private String username;

    @Column(name = "password")
    private String password;

    @Column(name = "invalidCount")
    private int invalidCount;
    //other required tables

It works !

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