Hello, all. First post here after lurking for a while, and I've ran into a problem. Well, confusion at the very least... I'm just getting started with the intricate nature of the whole ejb development/deployment process, so I hope the answer to this isn't *too* obvious. I'm developing some entity and session beans just to try them out. In one instance, I have a session bean that requires the use of a database connection. So far I've been hardcoding the JNDI name of the datasource within the source code, so I began looking for a way around that (i.e. specify it at deployment time). I found one way, and that's to set up an environment entry (<env-entry>) for the bean itself in the deployment descriptor. That's fine, but I do have a problem with this: in our (loosely defined design) at this point, we will want to have a *group* of session EJBs use the same JNDI-named datasource. How does one go about setting an *application wide* configuration setting and then access that from the bean? Every discussion I see of the env-entry of the DD has it under each bean...do we have to duplicate this setting across every bean we develop? Any help appreciated.