Hibernate throws org.hibernate.AnnotationException: No identifier specified for entity: com..domain.idea.MAE_MFEView

You are missing a field annotated with @Id. Each @Entity needs an @Id – this is the primary key in the database.

If you don’t want your entity to be persisted in a separate table, but rather be a part of other entities, you can use @Embeddable instead of @Entity.

If you want simply a data transfer object to hold some data from the hibernate entity, use no annotations on it whatsoever – leave it a simple pojo.

Update: In regards to SQL views, Hibernate docs write:

There is no difference between a view and a base table for a Hibernate mapping. This is transparent at the database level

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