Spring Boot and Data JPA Native Query with Example

Hey guys in this post, we will discuss native queries in Data JPA with Example. We will create a spring boot project step by step and connect it to the MySQL database. Follow this tutorial till the end to understand writing the native queries in JPA. This is the continuation of the previous post, please follow that post before proceeding with this.

Complete example

Let’s create a step-by-step spring boot project and create a native query in Data JPA.

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Create spring boot project

There are many different ways to create a spring boot application, you can follow the below articles to create one –

>> Create spring boot application using Spring initializer
>> Create spring boot application in Spring tool suite [STS]
>> Create spring boot application in IntelliJ IDEA

Add maven dependencies

Open pom.xml and add the following dependencies –

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
	xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 https://maven.apache.org/xsd/maven-4.0.0.xsd">
		<relativePath/> <!-- lookup parent from repository -->
	<description>Spring boot data jpa find by field name</description>




spring-boot-starter-web dependency for building web applications using Spring MVC. It uses the tomcat as the default embedded container.

spring-boot-devtools dependency for automatic reloads or live reload of applications. spring-boot-starter-data-jpa dependency is a starter for using Spring Data JPA with Hibernate. lombok dependency is a java library that will reduce the boilerplate code that we usually write inside every entity class like setters, getters, and toString()

Configure the datasource



Create an entity class

Create Laptop.java inside the in.bushansirgur.springboot.entity package and add the following content

package in.bushansirgur.springboot.entity;

import java.math.BigDecimal;

import javax.persistence.Entity;
import javax.persistence.GeneratedValue;
import javax.persistence.GenerationType;
import javax.persistence.Id;
import javax.persistence.Table;

import in.bushansirgur.springboot.request.LaptopRequest;
import lombok.Getter;
import lombok.NoArgsConstructor;
import lombok.Setter;

public class Laptop {
	@GeneratedValue(strategy = GenerationType.IDENTITY)
	private Long id;
	private String name;
	private String brand;
	private BigDecimal price;
	public Laptop(LaptopRequest request) {
		this.name = request.getName();
		this.price = request.getPrice();
		this.brand = request.getBrand();
  • @Data annotation which is a Lombok annotation, that will automatically create setters, getters, toString(), and equals() for us.
  • @Entity is a mandatory annotation that indicates that this class is a JPA entity and is mapped with a database table.
  • @Table annotation is an optional annotation that contains the table info like table name.

  • @Id annotation is a mandatory annotation that marks a field as the primary key

Create a Repository

Create an interface LaptopRepository.java inside the in.bushansirgur.springboot.repos package and add the following content

package in.bushansirgur.springboot.repository;

import java.util.List;

import org.springframework.data.jpa.repository.JpaRepository;
import org.springframework.data.jpa.repository.Query;
import org.springframework.stereotype.Repository;

import in.bushansirgur.springboot.entity.Laptop;

public interface LaptopRepository extends JpaRepository<Laptop, Long>{
	@Query(value = "select * from tbl_laptops", nativeQuery = true)
	List<Laptop> getAllRecords (); 
  • @Query annotation is used to write raw SQL queries
  • We need to set nativeQuery option to true, otherwise, JPA treats the query as a JPQL query.

Create a Rest controller

Create LaptopController.java inside the in.bushansirgur.springboot.controller package and add the following content

package in.bushansirgur.springboot.controller;

import java.util.List;

import org.springframework.beans.factory.annotation.Autowired;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.GetMapping;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.PostMapping;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestBody;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RestController;

import in.bushansirgur.springboot.entity.Laptop;
import in.bushansirgur.springboot.repository.LaptopRepository;

public class LaptopController {
	private LaptopRepository lRepo;
	public Laptop saveData (@RequestBody Laptop laptop) {
		return lRepo.save(laptop);
	public List<Laptop> readData () {
		return lRepo.getAllRecords(); 

Run the app

Run the application using the below maven command –

mvn spring-boot:run

Open the browser and enter the following URL –

  • localhost:8080/laptops


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Bushan Sirgur

Hey guys, I am Bushan Sirgur from Banglore, India. Currently, I am working as an Associate project in an IT company.

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