Instance Mapping
Mapping to destination classes without a no arg constructor.
Due to the fact that ShapeShift uses reflection behind the scenes, destination classes should have a no arg constructor. But in some cases you have no control over the destination classes and cannot modify them to add a no arg constructor. This is where "instance mapping" comes into play, you can pass already-instantiated destination objects to the map method.
Kotlin
Java
@DefaultMappingTarget(SimpleEntityDisplay::class)
data class SimpleEntity(
@MappedField
val name: String,
@MappedField
val description: String,
val privateData: String
)
@DefaultMappingTarget(SimpleEntityDisplay.class)
public class SimpleEntity {
@MappedField
private String name;
@MappedField
private String description;
private String privateData;
// Getters and Setters...
}
Kotlin
Java
data class SimpleEntityDisplay(
val name: String,
val description: String
)
public class SimpleEntityDisplay {
private String name;
private String description;
public SimpleEntityDisplay(String name, String description) {
this.name = name;
this.description = description;
}
// Getters and Setters...
}
SimpleEntityDisplay does not have a no arg constructor. You can either add a no arg constructor or initiate a new instance of SimpleEntityDisplay and pass it to the map function.
Kotlin
Java
val shapeShift = ShapeShiftBuilder().build()
val simpleEntity = SimpleEntity("test", "test description", "private data")
val simpleEntityDisplay = SimpleEntityDisplay("", "")
// Passing simpleEntityDisplay as a destination instance
val result = shapeShift.map(simpleEntity, simpleEntityDisplay)
ShapeShift shapeShift = new ShapeShiftBuilder().build();
SimpleEntity simpleEntity = new SimpleEntity();
simpleEntity.setName("test");
simpleEntity.setDescription("test description");
simpleEntity.setPrivateData("private data");
SimpleEntityDisplay simpleEntityDisplay = new SimpleEntityDisplay("", "");
// Passing simpleEntityDisplay as a destination instance
SimpleEntityDisplay result = shapeShift.map(simpleEntity, simpleEntityDisplay);
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