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Today's adventure in the ways in which ORM in Lucee is a little off got started when I tried to use ORM to create a new record. That entity uses an identity column as its primary key.

property
	name="accountId"
	type="numeric"
	fieldtype="id"
	generator="identity";

The problem only reared its head when attempting to insert a new row into this table using ORM.

Screen shot of error message, "unrecognized id type : double -> java.lang.Double"

unrecognized id type : double -> java.lang.Double

Fortunately, when I mentioned this at our daily standup meeting, a coworker remembered that he had run into this in the past. I imagine that he found a fix at the time by googling and finding an answer in a discussion group or something, so I'm glad to have had him to help me! The fix isn't obvious! See if you can spot it:

property
	name="accountId"
	type="numeric"
	fieldtype="id"
	ormtype="integer"
	generator="identity";

The fix was adding the attribute ormtype="integer". I'm told that ormtype="int" -- while technically valid -- won't fix it. I tried it in one location and didn't have any problems, but I figured it was worth mentioning, you know, just in case.

While we're here, can we take a moment to acknowledge how strange it is to have an attribute named ormType that exists specifically for use with the primary key? The name seems general enough to be applicable to any column. But right from the ACF docs:

Used to specify the data type of the primary key. If data type is not set and the ORM setting useDBForMapping=true, then the ormtype is determined by inspecting the database. The different data types that are supported by ColdFusion are specified in the ORM data types.

I can't find any docs on ormType in the Lucee docs, which is ironic considering that this attribute wasn't necessary in our code on ACF but is necessary on Lucee.