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Record Transactional History of an Entity


In this document, learn how you can use Database CRUD Listeners to record the history, including the details related to data change of a specific entity/table in a logger table.

In the following example, we use three Event Listeners, including:

  1. EntityPostCreateEvent
  2. EntityPostUpdateEvent
  3. EntityPostDeleteEvent

Download and Import Database File

  1. Download the EmployeeDB SQL file.
  2. Import the file in DB Tools.
  3. Connect to the Database from your application.

Create a Java Service to Insert Transactional Details

In this use case, we use the EMPLOYEE_DETAILS_LOG table to insert transactional details of the EMPLOYEE table.

  1. Create a Java service in the project.
  2. Add the below import statements.
import org.springframework.beans.factory.annotation.Autowired;
import com.wavemaker.runtime.security.SecurityService;
import com.wavemaker.runtime.data.event.EntityPostCreateEvent;
import com.wavemaker.runtime.data.event.EntityPostUpdateEvent;
import com.wavemaker.runtime.data.event.EntityPostDeleteEvent;
import org.springframework.context.event.EventListener;
import com.<project_name>.employeedb.EmployeeDetailsLog;
import com.<project_name>.employeedb.service.EmployeeDetailsLogService;
import java.time.*;
import com.<project_name>.employeedb.Employee;
import com.wavemaker.runtime.data.exception.EntityNotFoundException;

Add Methods to the Java Service

Add the following three methods into the Java service that perform the below operations:

  1. Get the logged-in user details from the security service,
  2. Get employee details from the event, and
  3. Insert employee details into the EMPLOYEE_DETAILS_LOG table.
@EventListener
public void PostEntityCreate(EntityPostCreateEvent<Employee> entityPostCreateEvent) {
String userName = securityService.getLoggedInUser().getUserName();
LocalDateTime localDateTime = LocalDateTime.now();
Integer entityId = entityPostCreateEvent.getEntity().getEmpId();
EmployeeDetailsLog employeeDetailsLog = new EmployeeDetailsLog();
employeeDetailsLog.setUserName(userName);
employeeDetailsLog.setDatetime(localDateTime);
employeeDetailsLog.setOperationType("Create");
employeeDetailsLog.setEmpId(entityId);
employeeDetailsLogService.create(employeeDetailsLog);
}


@EventListener
public void PostEntityUpdate(EntityPostUpdateEvent<Employee> entityPostUpdateEvent) {
String userName = securityService.getLoggedInUser().getUserName();
LocalDateTime localDateTime = LocalDateTime.now();
Integer entityId = entityPostUpdateEvent.getEntity().getEmpId();
EmployeeDetailsLog employeeDetailsLog = new EmployeeDetailsLog();
employeeDetailsLog.setUserName(userName);
employeeDetailsLog.setDatetime(localDateTime);
employeeDetailsLog.setOperationType("Update");
employeeDetailsLog.setEmpId(entityId);
employeeDetailsLogService.create(employeeDetailsLog);
}

@EventListener
public void PostEntityDelete(EntityPostDeleteEvent<Employee> entityPostDeleteEvent) {
String userName = securityService.getLoggedInUser().getUserName();
LocalDateTime localDateTime = LocalDateTime.now();
Integer entityId = entityPostDeleteEvent.getEntity().getEmpId();
EmployeeDetailsLog employeeDetailsLog = new EmployeeDetailsLog();
employeeDetailsLog = new EmployeeDetailsLog();
employeeDetailsLog.setUserName(userName);
employeeDetailsLog.setDatetime(localDateTime);
employeeDetailsLog.setOperationType("Delete");
employeeDetailsLog.setEmpId(entityId);
employeeDetailsLogService.create(employeeDetailsLog);
}

Configure the Variable to Data Table

  1. Go to a page, and drag-and-drop a Data Table widget.
  2. Create an EMPLOYEE CRUD variable and bind it to the Data Table at the time of configuring the widget.
  3. Drag and drop another Data Table widget.
  4. Create an EMPLOYEE_DETAILS_LOG CRUD variable and bind it to the Data Table when configuring it.
  5. Invoke the EMPLOYEE_DETAILS_LOG CRUD variable using the onSuccess event of the EMPLOYEE CRUD variable created in step-2.

on success event

Preview the Application

In preview, perform some CRUD operations in the Employee table and notice the transactional details insert into the EMPLOYEE_DETAILS_LOG table.

See Also

Database CRUD Operations Event Listeners
Dynamic Validations using CRUD Listeners
Custom Business Logic using DB CRUD Event Listeners