Session: How to Get Entity Last Modified

When a document is downloaded from the server it contains various metadata information, including the last modified date of the document.

Last modified date is stored within the metadata in session and is available for each entity using the getLastModifiedFor method from the advanced session operations.


<T> Date getLastModifiedFor(T instance)
Parameter Type Description
instance T Instance of an entity for which the last modified date will be returned.
Return Type Description
Date Returns the last modified date for an entity. Throws an exception if the instance is not tracked by the session.


Employee employee = session.load(Employee.class, "employees/1-A");
Date lastModified = session.advanced().getLastModifiedFor(employee);