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Can any one please tell me,can a session bean be defined without a ejbCreate() method.

Thanks in Advance.
 
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No, session beans are required to have at least one ejbCreate() method.

Stateless without parameters and stateful can have more overloaded methods.
 
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ejbCreate() used in bean creation process. when you call create() method from EJBHome, container will call ejbCreate() call back method to inform you that bean is created sucessfully.

So, for each create() method in EJBHome, there should be equivalent ejbCreate() method in Bean class.
 
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Why ejbCreate is not defined in EnterpriseBean interface or its subinterfaces?
[ December 23, 2006: Message edited by: Joe Khan ]
 
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The J2EE specifications says- The home interface of a Stateless Session Bean must have a single create() method with no arguments, while the session bean class must contain exactly one ejbCreate() method, also without arguments. Stateful Session Beans can have arguments (more than one create method) stateful beans can contain multiple ejbCreate().

The ejbCreate() methods is part of the bean�s lifecycle, so the compiler will not return an error because there is no ejbCreate() method.
You need a reference to your EJBObject to startwith.

-Sachin Deshmukh
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