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Question about the EJB lifecycle

 
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Im fairly certain about the answer but I want to double check

I assume that the container makes sure that only one of the same EJB exists at a time.

For example:
If I were to use this code in three different ManagedBeans



The container would make sure that even though declared three times there will only be one EJB at a time, i.e they share the same EJB?
 
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I assume that the container makes sure that only one of the same EJB exists at a time.


No. If the EJB were a stateful bean you can assume one instance per session. If it were stateless, it might be one instance it might be three. The only influence you can have on this is configuring the stateless bean pool to a maximum number.
 
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I see, so with a stateful EJB there will be only one. Thanks!
 
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Yes. Assuming the three different managed beans were part of the same session.
 
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