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Unable to resolve persistence unit root URL with LocalContainerEntityManagerFactoryBean [SPR-15304] #19869

spring-projects-issues opened this issue Mar 2, 2017 · 3 comments
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@spring-projects-issues spring-projects-issues commented Mar 2, 2017

Mark Anderson opened SPR-15304 and commented

When using LocalContainerEntityManagerFactoryBean without any JPA xml configurations the following error is seen
Invocation of init method failed; nested exception is javax.persistence.PersistenceException: Unable to resolve persistence unit root URL
My bean is defined as follows

<bean id="configEntityManagerFactory" class="org.springframework.orm.jpa.LocalContainerEntityManagerFactoryBean">
    <property name="dataSource" ref="configDataSource"/>
    <property name="persistenceUnitName" value="configPersistenceUnit" />
    <property name="jpaVendorAdapter">
      <bean class="org.springframework.orm.jpa.vendor.HibernateJpaVendorAdapter" />
    <property name="mappingResources">
      <array value-type="java.lang.String">
    <property name="jpaProperties">

This issue seems to be a further variant of #13474, #15859 and #18819.

The error only occurs when my application is deployed with all code and resources in jar files. I can run without error when the classes and resources are within directories on the classpath.

As a workaround I can add the following and my application will start.

<property name="persistenceUnitRootLocation" value="file:${}" />

Affects: 4.3.6

Issue Links:

  • #13474 JPA without persistence.xml fails when all classpath items are jars
  • #18819 DefaultPersistenceUnitManager.determineDefaultPersistenceUnitRootUrl fails when run from a shaded jar
  • #15859 orm.xml should be recognized by default if using JPA
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@spring-projects-issues spring-projects-issues commented Dec 30, 2017

Piotr Tempes commented

I am not sure if this helps, but I noticed this error when I run integration tests of my modules following way:
mvn clean install -f ../project_dir/pom.xml
key thing is ".." in the path.

funny thing is that when I run exactly same command on a multimodule project and integration tests are in submodules everything works fine.
Also below commands work as expected as well:
mvn clean install
mvn clean install -f project_dir/pom.xml
run it form IDE

I am using Spring Boot 2.0.0.M7, no xmls, just auto configs and annotations
sorry if this is not the right place for this comment.

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@endss endss commented Jun 21, 2019

Hi guys, I had same problem with Jenkis in my company.

Followng comment in top , removing "." from command maven in the Jenkis, fixed the problem.

L am using Spring Boot 2.1.3.

Thanks for sharing.

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@yasarkunduz yasarkunduz commented Sep 3, 2019

If you want to use mvn -f ./pom.xml, you should have a multi-module project (just add at least 1 module to your project), then it will work!

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