“detached entity passed to persist error” with JPA

I got the answer, I was using:

em.persist(user);

I used merge in place of persist:

em.merge(user);

Here .persist() only will insert the record.If we use .merge() it will check is there any record exist with the current ID,If it exist it will update otherwise it will insert new record. 

 

The error you described occurs because the object’s ID is set. Hibernate distinguishes between transient and detached objects and persist works only with transient objects. If persist() concludes the object is detached (which it will because the ID is set), it will return the “detached object passed to persist” error. You can find more details here and here.

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