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Use fewer columns on SQL query through Hibernate Projections on Entity with ManyToOne relation

I’m trying to build a smaller SQL, to avoid the “select * from A” that is being build by default for hibernate Criteria.

If I use simple fields (no relation), through “Transformers”, I have can manage to have this SQL:

select description, weight from Dog;

Hi, I have this Entity:

public class Dog
Long id;
String description;
Double weight;
@ManyToOne(fetch = FetchType.LAZY)
@JoinColumn(name = "person_id", nullable = false)
Person owner;
public class Person
Long id;
String name;
Double height;
Date birthDate;

My goal is to have this:

select description, weight, from Dog

I tried this with with Criteria (and subcriteria):

Criteria dogCriteria = sess.createCriteria(Dog.class);
ProjectionList proList = Projections.projectionList();
proList.add("description"), description);
proList.add("weight"), weigth);
Criteria personCriteria = dogCriteria.createCriteria("owner");
ProjectionList ownerProList = Projections.projectionList();
ownerProList.add("name"), description);
dogCriteria.setProjection(ownerProList); //After this line, debugger shows that the
//projection on dogCriteria gets overriden
//and the query fails, because "name" is
//not a field of Dog entity.

How should I use Projections, to get a smaller SQL, less columns ?
Thanks in advance.