I have difficulties creating a query with Criteria API that projects attributes of the queried entity and instantiates a DTO. One of the projected attributes maps a one-to-many relationship with another entity, so it is a set of dependent entities. I am using fetch join to retrieve the set. But I am getting the following error:

org.hibernate.QueryException: query specified join fetching, but the owner of the fetched association was not present in the select list

I have already tried using a regular join, but in this case the set of dependent entities won't get populated. Removing the join and / or fetch completely didn't help either.

I am using JPA specification 2.0, Hibernate 4.2.21.Final, Spring Data JPA 1.10.11.RELEASE.

Could anybody advise me on this? I would be happy for a working JPQL also.

This is my implementation of the query:

public List<EntityADto> findByPartialKey1OrderByPartialKey2(String partialKey1) {
    // Create query
    final CriteriaBuilder criteriaBuilder = entityManager.getCriteriaBuilder();
    final CriteriaQuery<EntityADto> criteriaQuery = criteriaBuilder.createQuery(EntityADto.class);

    // Define FROM clause
    final Root<EntityA> root = criteriaQuery.from(EntityA.class);

    // Define DTO projection

    // Define WHERE clause
    final ParameterExpression<String> parameterPartialKey1 = criteriaBuilder.parameter(String.class);
    criteriaQuery.where(criteriaBuilder.equal(root.get(EntityA_.id).get(EntityAId_.partialKey1), parameterPartialKey1));

    // Execute query
    final TypedQuery<EntityADto> typedQuery = entityManager.createQuery(criteriaQuery);
    typedQuery.setParameter(parameterPartialKey1, partialKey1);

    return typedQuery.getResultList();

The entities look as follows:

@Table(name = "TABLE_A", uniqueConstraints = 
@UniqueConstraint(columnNames = {
public class EntityA {
        @AttributeOverride(name = "partialKey1", column = @Column(name = "PARTIAL_KEY_1", nullable = false)),
        @AttributeOverride(name = "partialKey2", column = @Column(name = "PARTIAL_KEY_2", nullable = false))})
    private EntityAId id;
    @Column(name = "STRING_ATTR_1", nullable = false)
    private String stringAttribute1;
    @Column(name = "STRING_ATTR_2", nullable = false)
    private String stringAttribute2;
    @OneToMany(cascade = CascadeType.ALL, fetch = FetchType.LAZY, mappedBy = "entityA")
    private Set<EntityB> entityBs;

    // getters and setters omitted for brevity.

@Table(name = "TABLE_2")
public class EntityB {
        @AttributeOverride(name = "partialKey3", column = @Column(name = "PARTIAL_KEY_3", nullable = false)),
        @AttributeOverride(name = "partialKey1", column = @Column(name = "PARTIAL_KEY_1", nullable = false)),
        @AttributeOverride(name = "partialKey2", column = @Column(name = "PARTIAL_KEY_2", nullable = false))})
    private EntityBId id;
    @Column(name = "VALUE")
    private String value;
    @ManyToOne(fetch = FetchType.LAZY)
        @JoinColumn(name = "PARTIAL_KEY_1", referencedColumnName = "PARTIAL_KEY_1", nullable = false, insertable = false, updatable = false),
        @JoinColumn(name = "PARTIAL_KEY_2", referencedColumnName = "PARTIAL_KEY_2", nullable = false, insertable = false, updatable = false)})
    private EntityA entityA;

    // getters and setters omitted for brevity.


And finally the DTO:

public class EntityADto implements Serializable {
    private static final long serialVersionUID = -5343329086697620178L;

    private String partialKey1;
    private Integer partialKey2;
    private String stringAttribute1;
    private String stringAttribute2;
    private Map<String, String> additionalAttributes;

    public ProzessdatStandardDto() { }

    public ProzessdatStandardDto(String partialKey1,
                                 Integer partialKey2,
                                 String stringAttribute1,
                                 String stringAttribute2,
                                 Set<EntityB> entityBs) {
        this.partialKey1 = partialKey1;
        this.partialKey2 = partialKey2;
        this.stringAttribute1 = stringAttribute1;
        this.stringAttribute2 = stringAttribute2;

        final Map<String, String> entityBsConverted = new HashMap<>();
        if (!CollectionUtils.isEmpty(entityBs)) {
            for (EntityB entityB : entityBs) {
                entityBsConverted.put(entityB.getPartialKey3(), entityB.getValue());
        this.additionalAttributes = prozessdatExpansionsConverted;

    // getters and setters omitted for brevity.

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