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Consider the following relationship between Customer and Address entities.
Customer 0..1 ----------- 0..* Address
What will be the result of the follow method call made by a client?
somecustomer.setAddresses(null);

Select 1 correct option.

1 In the Customer bean, the reference variable pointing to a Collection object for addresses will be set to null.

2 In the Customer bean, the Collection object referenced by variable for addresses will be emptied.

3 This call is illegal. It should pass an empty Collection object if it wants to remove all the addresses for a customer.

4 In the Customer bean, the Collection object referenced by variable for orders will be emptied and all the addresses entities will be deleted from the database.
 
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Hi Parmeet,

Page 155 of the specification has the answer you are looking for:
"It is the responsibility of the Container to raise the java.lang.IllegalArgumentException if the Bean Provider attempts to assign null as the value of a collection-valued cmr-field by means of the set accessor method."

So option 3 is the correct one.

Regards,
Stefan
 
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