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Web Application With Hibernate,JSP and Servlet using Eclipse

Hibernate integration with Servlet and JSP :

In this tutorial, we are going to create a web application with hibernate. We are going to insert the record of the user in the database.We will create Registration form for getting user data.These data we will collect in servlet and finally insert these data into Database by using hibernate.

For creating the web application, we are using JSP for presentation logic, Servlet class for controller layer and DAO class for database access codes.

Tools and Technologies :

  • JDK
  • Hibernate 3.6.3.Final
  • Eclipse
  • MySQL 5.5.
  • Tomcat

Follow the steps mentioned below to create this example.

Step 1 : Create Dynamic Web Project :

Open eclipse IDE,and go toFile -> New -> Project -> and select Dynamic Web Project,specify the project name as HibernateWebApp and click on next -> finish .

hibernate web application

Step 2 : Add Jar files for hibernate and mysql :

Copy all the jar files as shown below inside lib folder of the project

hibernate web application

Step 3 : Creating web pages :

Now let us create register.jsp file inside Web-Content folder of your project.This is a simple form where user can provide his/her detail.

Right Click on Web-Content then New -> JSP File and provide the name of JSP file as register.jsp and click Finish.

hibernate web application

hibernate web application

Add following code in this file


<%@page contentType="text/html"%>
<%@page pageEncoding="UTF-8"%>

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
<title>Registration Form</title>
	<h1>Registration Form</h1>
	<form action="register" method="post">
		<table cellpadding="3pt">
				<td>User Name :</td>
				<td><input type="text" name="userName" size="30" /></td>
				<td>Password :</td>
				<td><input type="password" name="password1" size="30" /></td>

				<td>Confirm Password :</td>
				<td><input type="password" name="password2" size="30" /></td>
				<td>email :</td>
				<td><input type="text" name="email" size="30" /></td>
				<td>Phone :</td>
				<td><input type="text" name="phone" size="30" /></td>
				<td>City :</td>
				<td><input type="text" name="city" size="30" /></td>
		<p />
		<input type="submit" value="Register" />

Step 4 : Creating Java Classes :

Create a package com.jwt.hibernate.controller and create a java class UserControllerServlet in this package and add following code in this class.


package com.jwt.hibernate.controller;

import java.io.IOException;

import javax.servlet.ServletException;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpSession;

import com.jwt.hibernate.dao.UserDAO;

public class UserControllerServlet extends HttpServlet {
	private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;

	protected void doPost(HttpServletRequest request,
			HttpServletResponse response) throws ServletException, IOException {

		String userName = request.getParameter("userName");
		String password = request.getParameter("password1");
		String email = request.getParameter("email");
		String phone = request.getParameter("phone");
		String city = request.getParameter("city");

		HttpSession session = request.getSession(true);
		try {
			UserDAO userDAO = new UserDAO();
			userDAO.addUserDetails(userName, password, email, phone, city);
		} catch (Exception e) {



Above class is controller class for our application.In this class we are collecting the data from user and storing the data by calling UserDAO class addUserDetails method.If the database insertion is successful request will be forwarded to Success.java Servlet class.


This is a simple bean class representing the Persistent class in hibernate.

Create a package com.jwt.hibernate.bean,in this package create java class User.java and add following code in this class.

package com.jwt.hibernate.bean;

public class User {
	private int id;
	private String userName;
	private String password1;
	private String email;
	private String phone;
	private String city;

	public int getId() {
		return id;

	public void setId(int id) {
		this.id = id;

	public String getUserName() {
		return userName;

	public void setUserName(String userName) {
		this.userName = userName;

	public String getPassword1() {
		return password1;

	public void setPassword1(String password1) {
		this.password1 = password1;

	public String getEmail() {
		return email;

	public void setEmail(String email) {
		this.email = email;

	public String getPhone() {
		return phone;

	public void setPhone(String phone) {
		this.phone = phone;

	public String getCity() {
		return city;

	public void setCity(String city) {
		this.city = city;



This is DAO class. In this class we have implemented addUserDetails() method where we are adding the user details to database by using hibernate.

Create a package com.jwt.hibernate.dao,in this package create java class UserDAO.java and add following code in this class.

package com.jwt.hibernate.dao;

import org.hibernate.HibernateException;
import org.hibernate.Session;
import org.hibernate.SessionFactory;
import org.hibernate.Transaction;
import org.hibernate.cfg.Configuration;

import com.jwt.hibernate.bean.User;

public class UserDAO {

	public void addUserDetails(String userName, String password, String email,
			String phone, String city) {
		try {
			// 1. configuring hibernate
			Configuration configuration = new Configuration().configure();

			// 2. create sessionfactory
			SessionFactory sessionFactory = configuration.buildSessionFactory();

			// 3. Get Session object
			Session session = sessionFactory.openSession();

			// 4. Starting Transaction
			Transaction transaction = session.beginTransaction();
			User user = new User();
			System.out.println("\n\n Details Added \n");

		} catch (HibernateException e) {




User will be redirected to this class after successful insertion of data.

package com.jwt.hibernate.controller;

import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.PrintWriter;

import javax.servlet.ServletException;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;

public class Success extends HttpServlet {

	protected void doGet(HttpServletRequest request,
			HttpServletResponse response) throws ServletException, IOException {
		PrintWriter writer = response.getWriter();

		writer.println("" + "" + "
" + "Details Added Successfully" + "
" + "" + ""); } }

Step 5 : Create the mapping file :

Mapping file maps the User class with the table of the database.

Right click on com.jwt.hibernate.bean then navigate to New -> Other -> General -> Next and provide the name of file as user.hbm.xml and click on finish.After creating user.hbm.xml add following code in this file.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE hibernate-mapping PUBLIC "-//Hibernate/Hibernate Mapping DTD 3.0//EN" 
	<class name="com.jwt.hibernate.bean.User" table="USER">
		<id column="ID" name="id" type="java.lang.Integer" />
		<property column="USER_NAME" name="userName" type="java.lang.String" />
		<property column="PASSWORD" name="password1" type="string" />
		<property column="EMAIL" name="email" type="java.lang.String" />
		<property column="PHONE" name="phone" type="java.lang.String" />
		<property column="CITY" name="city" type="java.lang.String" />

Step 6 : Create the Configuration file :

The configuration file contains informations about the database and mapping file. Conventionally, its name should be hibernate.cfg.xml .Configuration file must be in classpath of your Project.Place this file in src of your project by default it will added to classpath of your project.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE hibernate-configuration PUBLIC
"-//Hibernate/Hibernate Configuration DTD 3.0//EN"

		<property name="hibernate.connection.driver_class">com.mysql.jdbc.Driver</property>
		<property name="hibernate.connection.url">jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/jwt</property>
		<property name="hibernate.connection.username">root</property>
		<property name="hibernate.connection.password">mukesh</property>
		<property name="hibernate.dialect">org.hibernate.dialect.MySQLDialect</property>
		<property name="show_sql">true</property>
		<property name="format_sql">true</property>
		<property name="hbm2ddl.auto">create </property>
		<mapping resource="com/jwt/hibernate/bean/user.hbm.xml" />

Step 7: Create web.xml file :

Create web.xml file inside WEB-INF directory of project.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<web-app xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
	xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee" xmlns:web="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_2_5.xsd"
	xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_2_5.xsd"
	id="WebApp_ID" version="2.5">

Directory structure of the project :

Directory Structure of the project is given bellow.

Hibernate web Example in Eclipse

Run the Application :

To run the hibernate web application, right click on the project then Run as -> Run On Server select Tomcat -> Next ->Finish.

Output in Browser :

Hibernate web Example in Eclipse

Fill the form and click on submit button :

Hibernate Example in Eclipse

If everything is fine and data is inserted into table user will be redirected to Success page as shown below :

Hibernate Example in Eclipse

Check the data in the Database :

Hibernate web Example in Eclipse

After submitting the data USER table is created by Hibernate and data is inserted into this table as shown above :

You can download the source code of the example by clicking on the Download link below.


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