Grouping columns within entity

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I have a table with 2 columns for phone number(area code and number). When I define entity, I can do it with 2 different variable to match column names. However, when i use it in jparepository, I want to search with a phone number (which will be a single string of area code and number).

Is ther a way to group area code and number while defining the entity to have a single variable to hold combined data of 2 columns?

@Entity public class Person{ private String areaCode; private String number; }

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Yes, you can define one more String field like below.

private String phoneNumber;

and create a setter method like below.

public void setPhoneNumber(String phoneNumber) {
   this.phoneNumber = this.areaCode+""+this.number; //concatinating the areaCode and number

public void getPhoneNumber() {
   return this.phoneNumber;

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