Create SessionFactory in Hibernate5 using hibernate.cfg.xml

By | June 3, 2018

In this post, we will learn how to create SessionFactory in Hibernate 5. Here we are going to use  MySQL database but you feel free to modify hibernate.cfg.xml to use other database as well.

Technologies and tools used for this application are –

  • Hibernate 5.2.11.Final
  • Eclipse Mars.2 (4.5.0)
  • Maven 3.5.0
  • JavaSE 1.8
  • MySQL 5.5.57

Project Structure

Review the following project structure.

So let’s start writing a hibernate application, which will print the version of the MySQL database using a client program(ClientTest .java).

Step 1 – Create a maven project

Refer below link if you don’t know how to create Maven project in eclipse:
How to create Maven project

Step 2 – Add jar dependencies to pom.xml

Below is the pom.xml file and add required Hibernate and MySQL connector dependencies to it


 Step 3 – Create a Hibernate configuration file

Create an XML file named as hibernate.cfg.xml under src/main/resources folder and write the following code in it.

Step 4 –  Hibernate utility class which is responsible to provide SessionFactory

Create a class named as as below:

Step 5 – Create a main class and run application

Here is the Client class which print MYSQL version. which makes use of HibernateUtil,java to get SessionFactory Object


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