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Welcome To The ColdBox ORM Module

This module will enhance your experience when working with the ColdFusion ORM powered by Hibernate. It will not only enhance it with dynamic goodness but give you a fluent and human approach to working with Hibernate.


  • Service Layers with all the methods you could probably think off to help you get started in any project
  • Virtual service layers so you can create virtual services for any entity in your application
  • ActiveEntity our implementation of Active Record for ORM
  • Fluent queries via Hibernate's criteria and detached criteria queries with some Dynamic CFML goodness
  • Dynamic finders and counters
  • Entity population from json, structs, xml, and queryies including building up their relationships
  • Entity validation
  • Includes the Mementifier project to produce memento states from any entity, great for producing JSON
  • Ability for finders and queries to be returned as Java streams using our cbStreams project.
# A quick preview of some functionality

var book = new Book().findByTitle( "My Awesome Book" );
var book = new Book().getOrFail( 2 );

property name="userService" inject="entityService:User";

return userService.list();
return userService.list( asStream=true );

	.eq( "name", "luis" )
	.isTrue( "isActive" )

	.isTrue( "isActive" )
	.joinTo( "role" )
		.eq( "name", "admin" )

	.withProjections( property="id,fname:firstName,lname:lastName,age" )
	.isTrue( "isActive" )
	.joinTo( "role" )
		.eq( "name", "admin" )

In other words, it makes using an ORM not SUCK! 🚀


Apache License, Version 2.0.


Source & Changelog



  • Lucee 5+
    • Hibernate 3.5.x
  • ColdFusion 2016
    • Hibernate 4.3.10
  • ColdFusion 2018
    • Hibernate 5.2.11


Use CommandBox cli to install:

box install cborm

Unfortunately, due to the way that ORM is loaded by ColdFusion, if you are using the ORM EventHandler or ActiveEntity or any ColdBox Proxies that require ORM, you must create an Application Mapping in the Application.cfc like this:

this.mappings[ "/cborm" ] = COLDBOX_APP_ROOT_PATH & "modules/cborm";

This is due to the fact that the ORM event listener starts before ColdBox, so no dynamic mappings exist yet. Important: Make sure you ALWAYS lazy load dependencies in your event handlers to avoid chicken and the egg issues.

WireBox DSL

The module also registers a new WireBox DSL called entityservice which can produce virtual or base ORM entity services:

  • entityservice - Inject a global ORM service so you can work with ANY entity
  • entityservice:{entityName} - Inject a Virtual entity service according to entityName


Here are the module settings you can place in your ColdBox.cfc under the moduleSettings.cborm structure:

moduleSettings = {

	cborm = {
		injection = {
			enabled = true, include = "", exclude = ""



We have also migrated the UniqueValidator from the validation module into our ORM module. It is mapped into wirebox as UniqueValidator@cborm so you can use in your constraints like so:

{ fieldName : { validator: "UniqueValidator@cborm" } }

Copyright Since 2005 ColdBox Framework by Luis Majano and Ortus Solutions, Corp


Because of His grace, this project exists. If you don't like this, then don't read it, its not for you.

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