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legal ejbCreate method

 
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Is this a legal declarations for a CMP bean's ejbCreate method?
public int ejbCreate() throws javax.ejb.CreatException

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Cal
 
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remember (or learn an ejbCreate() method always has a void return type.
I suppose you could compile it (if you returned an int) but you couldn't deploy it.
ejbCreate() --> always void
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Hi,
Calvin, Nils: There are different rules regarding the signature of method ejbCreate depending on the type of EJB.
In case of a session bean, there is only one: public void ejbCreate() throws javax.ejb.CreateException;
In case of an entity bean: return type must be an Object - so primitives will not do. If you chose a primitive, then you would not be able to use the remove method on the Home interface which takes an Object as primary key argument.
Hope it clarifies.
 
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Thank you very much
Cal
 
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Ups, you're right, for sure.
ejbCreate for SessionBeans => void
ejbCreate for EntityBeans has return type of the primary key!
For above mentioned reasons and also:
public Object getPrimaryKey() throws RemoteException
in the component interface.
thanks!
Nils
 
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ejbCreate for CMP entity bean must return null.
public PrimaryKeyClass ejbCreate(....) {
....
return null;
}
public void ejbPostCreate(...) {
}

ejbCreate for session bean :
//Stateless session bean : It must have ejbCreate() method with no-argument.
public void ejbCreate() {
}
//Stateful session bean
public void ejbCreate(.....) {
}
All right?
 
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