We have defined local interfaces and local home interfaces for session beans and entity beans to provide support for lightweight access from enterprise beans that are local clients. Local interfaces allow session beans and entity beans to be tightly coupled with their clients and to be directly accessed without the overhead typically associated with remote method calls. Local interfaces also provide the foundation for container-managed relationships among entity beans with container-managed persistence.
Moreover, according to section 9.3, in order to participate in a container-managed relationship, an entity bean MUST provide a local interface.
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Thanks for you reply. Could you provide more detailed explantion? Maybe a couple of real examples. Thanks in advance.
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