7.4. MySQL Database Specifics

The MySQL JDBC driver is not distributed with CUBA Studio due to license restrictions. So you should download the driver archive from https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/j, extract JAR file, rename it to mysql-connector-java-5.1.38.jar and place it to the lib subdirectory of the Studio installation directory and to the lib subdirectory of the installed Tomcat server. Then stop Studio, stop Gradle daemon by executing gradle --stop in the command line, then start Studio again.

MySQL does not support partial indexes, so the only way to implement a unique constraint for a soft deleted entity is to use the DELETE_TS column in the index. But there is another problem: MySQL allows multiple NULLs in a column with a unique constraint. Since the standard DELETE_TS column is nullable, it cannot be used in the unique index. We recommend the following workaround for creating unique constraints for soft deleted entities:

  1. Create a DELETE_TS_NN column in the database table. This column is not null and is initialized by a default value:

    create table DEMO_CUSTOMER (
        DELETE_TS_NN datetime(3) not null default '1000-01-01 00:00:00.000',
  2. Create a trigger that will change DELETE_TS_NN value when DELETE_TS value is changed:

    create trigger DEMO_CUSTOMER_DELETE_TS_NN_TRIGGER before update on DEMO_CUSTOMER
    for each row
        if not(NEW.DELETE_TS <=> OLD.DELETE_TS) then
            set NEW.DELETE_TS_NN = if (NEW.DELETE_TS is null, '1000-01-01 00:00:00.000', NEW.DELETE_TS);
        end if
  3. Create a unique index including unique columns and DELETE_TS_NN: