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ejbFind methods

 
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I was doing a mock exam from SoftLearn and came across a solution to a question that said that ejbFind methods must return a single primary key or its collection.

This has got me confused because I though that finder methods are defined on the home interface and a query in the DD and never in the bean class itself. So how can this be a solution to the problem?

Can anyone clear this up?

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Peter
 
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What you say is true for CMP, but for BMP you implement for each finder method in the home interface, a corresponding ejbFind method in the bean that returns (a collection of) the primary key.
 
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Don't finders return component interfaces (or collections of) that correspond to the primary key, and not the primary key itself.

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The finder method defined on the home interface returns (collections of) component interfaces.

The corresponding ejbFind... method on the *bean* return (a collection of) primary keys though.
 
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The finder method defined on the home interface returns (collections of) component interfaces.

The corresponding ejbFind... method on the *bean* return (a collection of) primary keys though.
 
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