“No qualifying bean” for repository in Groovy Spring JPA application

I know there are a bunch of similar questions on this topic, however all of them that I’ve found so far are either not quite my situation, or refer to one of the following solutions that from what I’ve read is either outdated or inapplicable:

  • @EnableJpaRepositories annotation – taken care of by @SpringBootApplication
  • @Repository annotation – not needed when extending Repository interface

The error:

    Caused by: org.springframework.beans.factory.NoSuchBeanDefinitionException: No qualifying bean 
of type 'com.package.repository.ChannelBalanceAdjustmentRepository' available: 
expected at least 1 bean which qualifies as autowire candidate. 
Dependency annotations: {@org.springframework.beans.factory.annotation.Autowired(required=true)}

And another error message:

CashReinvestDividendSpec > test FAILED
    java.lang.IllegalStateException at DefaultCacheAwareContextLoaderDelegate.java:132
        Caused by: org.springframework.beans.factory.UnsatisfiedDependencyException at AutowiredAnnotationBeanPostProcessor.java:659
            Caused by: org.springframework.beans.factory.UnsatisfiedDependencyException at AutowiredAnnotationBeanPostProcessor.java:659
                Caused by: org.springframework.beans.factory.NoSuchBeanDefinitionException at DefaultListableBeanFactory.java:1790

The repository:

package com.package.repository

import com.package.domain.Channel
import com.package.domain.ChannelBalanceAdjustment
import org.springframework.data.repository.CrudRepository

import java.time.LocalDate

interface ChannelBalanceAdjustmentRepository extends CrudRepository<ChannelBalanceAdjustment, Long>{

    ChannelBalanceAdjustment findByTypeAndChannelAndValueDate(ChannelBalanceAdjustment.Type type, Channel channel, LocalDate valueDate)

The application class:

package com.package

import org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication
import org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.SpringBootApplication

class ProcessPendingDividendsApplication {

    static void main(String[] args) {
        SpringApplication.run(ProcessPendingDividendsApplication, args)


Excerpt from where the repository is used:

package com.package.service
// imports

class ProcessingPendingDividendsService {

    ChannelBalanceAdjustmentRepository channelBalanceAdjustmentRepository

And it is used in the Spock test I’m running:

class CashReinvestDividendSpec extends Specification{

    CashReinvestDividendRepository cashReinvestDividendRepository

    TestEntityManager entityManager

    def "test" () {

I can add anything else needed but don’t want to clutter up the question with irrelevant stuff.


Double-check your entity. I’ve seen this before where the jpa repository has to reference a correctly configured entity, and if the entity object is missing @Entity or one of the columns is not configured correctly, it throws a red herring error.

Source: stackoverflow